FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Residents of North Texas are being asked to be on the lookout! But this time the escapee is of the feathered persuasion.
A flying resident of the Fort Worth Zoo has escaped. It happened Sunday during a bird show. Fort Worth Zoo communications director Alexis Wilson is asking residents to, “Be on the lookout for a little white barn owl.”
While the owl named Tyto flew off, officials at the zoo think she may be hanging around nearby. “She has done the show hundreds of times and has stayed with us, but yesterday she caught a little bit of wind and got up above the canopy and is still MIA,” Wilson said.
Tyto made her ‘escape’ during an educational program that is performed in an outdoor learning theater. Fort Worth Zoo officials are asking neighbors to be on the lookout for Tyto, which includes keeping their eyes and ears open.
Wilson said residents, “…will hear her screeching and probably hear crows and jays in the area who will make noise, because there is a foreign bird around.”
It’s not that Tyto is a rebel or anything, but the owl has been with the zoo’s show for three years and escaped before… but always returned of her own accord.
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