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All flights grounded from Dudley Zoo
2:30pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
ALL flights from Dudley Castle courtyard were grounded after the zoo’s birds of prey refused to take off in freezing conditions.
Keepers hold daily flying displays in the grounds of the 11th century castle, but over the last few weeks the birds have had other ideas.
Team Leader Birds Section, Kellie Piper, said: “We tried to fly the birds as usual in the castle courtyard, but they were too scared of the snow and they don't like really cold conditions.
“Common buzzard, Leah, wasn’t having any of it and completely refused to do anything and we were worried about Kaiser, our African spotted eagle owl, landing in the snow and getting frostbite.
“We decided to cancel all our outdoor shows, but carried on in the Go Wild! Theatre, so all our birds still got their daily exercise.”