Four roseate cockatoos missing from Blackpool Zoo
- 6 August 2014
- From the section Lancashire
Four roseate cockatoos are missing from Blackpool Zoo after they flew away when they were "frightened" by gulls.
The cockatoos, described as "quite self-sufficient", flew off from the display arena earlier this week.
The RSPCA and police have been notified about the missing birds, which are a similar size to a medium-sized parrot.
The zoo's head keeper Luke Minns said: "We hoped that the cockatoos would have come back to the zoo for food by now."
On Facebook, Blackpool Zoo posted: "Our four Roseate cockatoos from the display arena were frightened by seagulls a few days ago and flew away."
Mr Minns appealed for the public's to help "find and safely return the cockatoos to their home".
"We still remain hopeful that by [them] staying together and their distinct features, the public will be able to recognise the cockatoos," he said.