Bird of prey escaped from London Zoo eight DAYS ago, sparking warning to dog-walkers to stay away - petsitterbank

Bird of prey escaped from London Zoo eight DAYS ago, sparking warning to dog-walkers to stay away

A BIRD of prey is still free eight days after flying off from London Zoo.

The crested caracara, called Jester, has a 4ft wingspan but is not a danger to the public.

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Jester is still on the run eight days after escaping from London Zoo
Dog walkers have been warned to stay away from areas where Jester had been spotted

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Dog walkers have been warned to stay away from areas where Jester had been spottedCredit: Getty

However, experts have warned dog owners to beware, because this type of US falcon often walks on the ground looking for food.

So far Jester has been spotted across West London, with sightings in South Ealing and Richmond Park.

Yesterday she was on Barnes Common, more than 11 miles from the zoo.

A dog walker said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it looking down from the trees.”

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Zookeepers want to coax Jester into a travel crate using her favorite food — quail and crickets.

She escaped by flying off over Regent’s Park during training last Tuesday.

The zoo said: “Caracaras are well equipped for surviving in an urban environment.

“Rather like a crow or magpie, they are primarily scavengers, eating carrion, insects, and grubs or food out of bins.”

In 1965, a male golden eagle called Goldie fled the zoo for 12 days before being caught.

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