INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo staff members are rejoicing after finding one of their macaws that flew a little too far from home this week.
The Indianapolis Zoo hoped for the safe return of one of its green-winged macaws after a pair flew past the zoo’s confines on Wednesday.
A zoo spokesperson says macaws Orchard and Vineyard “flew a little further away from the zoo than normal.”
An animal care team found the pair in a nearby neighborhood and were able to coax the male macaw Orchard down. However, the female macaw, Vineyard, was still to be found.
The zoo’s macaw flocks are able to fly freely through the zoo and often fly the perimeter of the property several times a day.
Zoo staff says it’s common for the birds to hang out in the trees nearby.