A blue-and-gold macaw has gone missing from Melbourne Zoo after not coming back from her daily flight.
Melbourne Zoo said the 19-year-old parrot was released during the afternoon and most likely looked for a refuge once it became dark.
The missing bird might have roosted in a tree overnight.
Her mate, a three-year-old macaw, returned to the zoo.
2/2. While her mate was recalled by keepers and returned to the Zoo, keepers believe the other macaw would have roosted overnight in a tree – her favourite location. If you see the macaw, please do not approach or feed her and report her location to us on 1300 966 784.
— Zoos Victoria (@ZoosVictoria) November 6, 2019
Keepers are expecting the bird will make her way back to the zoo but are appealing for the public’s help to get her back home.
Blue-and-gold macaws are a multicoloured South American species that can live up to 40 years in captivity.