Escaped Macaw Is Returned To Omaha Zoo It's believed a blimp may have spooked the macaw. The bird flew out of an amphitheater and out of the zoo. A resident later spotted the macaw, which came down out of a tree when zookeepers called.

Escaped Macaw Is Returned To Omaha Zoo

Escaped Macaw Is Returned To Omaha Zoo

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It's believed a blimp may have spooked the macaw. The bird flew out of an amphitheater and out of the zoo. A resident later spotted the macaw, which came down out of a tree when zookeepers called.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Seemed like a good idea at the time - a zoo in Omaha held a bird show Sunday morning. To make it a bigger deal, the zoo brought in the Goodyear blimp. It is believed the blimp may be what spooked or inspired a red, green and blue macaw. The bird flew out of an amphitheater and out of the zoo and escaped. A resident later spotted the macaw, which came down out of a tree when zookeepers called. It's MORNING EDITION.

[POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: We say the blimp flew over the Omaha zoo at the zoo's request. In fact, the blimp was in Omaha for another reason and just happened to fly over the zoo.]

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Correction June 28, 2018

We say the blimp flew over the Omaha zoo at the zoo's request. In fact, the blimp was in Omaha for another reason and just happened to fly over the zoo.