2 exotic birds escape Roger Williams Park Zoo

2 exotic birds escape Roger Williams Park Zoo


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Have you seen two runaway blue-throated piping guans?

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If so, the Roger Williams Park Zoo wants to hear from you.

The zoo’s two feathery friends, named Monster and Chip, recently escaped the Faces of the Rainforest exhibit.

The exotic birds were last seen “taking in the beauty of Roger Williams Park” from the treetops, according to the zoo.

Blue-throated Piping Guan (iStock Image)

It’s unclear when or how the birds escaped the exhibit, which houses several free-roaming exotic animals in a climate-controlled indoor environment.

12 News has reached out to the zoo for more information but has yet to hear back.

Blue-throated piping guans are similar in size to chickens, the zoo said, and are native to South America.

Unlike the zoo’s macaws, which are trained free-flying birds, the blue-throated piping guan duo is not supposed to leave the exhibit.

Anyone who spots the birds is asked to contact the zoo by calling (401) 785-3510 or emailing info@rwpzoo.org.