Minneapolis (WCCO) The hunt for an owl that flew away from the Minnesota Zoo earlier this month has come to a sad end.
The zoo said Gladys, a Eurasian vulture owl, was found injured on the side of the road by her neighbor who took the owl to the zoo. Unfortunately, the vet team was unable to save Gladys.
“For the past five years, Gladys has been a beloved ambassador for her species at the bird show,” the zoo said in a statement. “This is a difficult day for our team. When an animal dies, we feel the impact of that loss as a zoo community.”
Gladys flew off a tree during a training session. The zoo worked with wildlife officials to find the bird, and also enlisted the public’s help, prompting tips and photos to flow on social media.