All smiles as Chuckles the kookaburra recaptured

Chuckles the kookaburra. Picture: Comp
Chuckles the kookaburra. Picture: Comp
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Chuckles the kookaburra is back home at Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian after several days on the run.

The bird escaped from its enclosure at the West Calder attraction during high winds over the weekend. It was spotted hiding in a beech tree about half a mile away.

Initial attempts to lure it down failed, but staff finally managed to capture it late yesterday. A message on the zoo’s Facebook page said: “Chuckles the kookaburra is back safe and well in his enclosure thanks to a great team effort by Graeme, Gary and volunteer Lauren Kyle. Thanks again for everyone’s messages.”