Missing macaw found 3 days after taking off from Ohio zoo

CREDIT: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium via Astrid Kreidi

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio zoo says a macaw that flew away from an open-air exhibit area was safely recaptured after people spotted the bright yellow and blue bird near a golf club a few miles away.

Milo the macaw typically flies between handlers at the Columbus Zoo but took off on a gust of wind on Thursday.

The zoo asked people in the area to call if they spotted the 8-year-old bird, and they did. The zoo says it got multiple calls from the same area in Powell on Sunday, and staff recaptured Milo when one of his favorite people called to him and he flew to her.

Zoo spokeswoman Patty Peters tells The Columbus Dispatch that the macaw seems to be in good health after his adventure.

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