Hoo has seen Gladys? Minnesota Zoo says eagle owl escaped during training

A photo of a Eurasian eagle owl.
Gladys, the Minnesota Zoo's Eurasian eagle owl, flew into a tree during a routine training session earlier this month and hasn't returned.
Courtesy of the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo's Eurasian eagle owl is, as they say, free as a bird. At least for now.

The Apple Valley zoo announced on social media Tuesday that its Eurasian eagle owl, Gladys, flew off into a tree during a routine training session earlier this month.

She has not yet returned.

"While she's likely to be within the 485-acre, forested Zoo, we wanted to make our neighbors aware," the zoo tweeted.

The zoo said Gladys is not a threat to public safety, and that it's working with local wildlife agencies and authorities to find her.

It's asking that if anyone spots a bird that looks like Gladys to call their local police.

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