TSR Shady Species: You know what it is, 2020 just gon’ keep 2020ing. At a zoo in the UK, a group of parrots have been removed after repeating obscene language at visitors.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park received the birds back in August and quarantined them together in the same room, according to Fox News. It sounds like the park’s staff wasn’t prepared for the parrots bringing out the worst in each other.
“But, just by coincidence, we took in five in the same week and because they were all quarantined together it meant that one room was just full of swearing birds,” chief executive officer Steve Nichols told the Lincolnshire Live, noting the park employees “always find it very comical when they do swear at you. The more they swear the more you usually laugh which then triggers them to swear again.”
After the brief quarantine, the birds were put out for view of guests, assuming the cussing would stop. But it didn’t take long before the birds were yakking it up saying all kinds of crazy stuff to people.
“Literally within 20 minutes of being in the introductory, we were told that they had sworn at a customer, and for the next group of people, all sorts of obscenities came out,” Nichols told Lincolnshire Live.
While customers were entertained by the parrots’ language, park workers were concerned about children visitors and decided to move the birds out of view.
So in other words, the parrots weren’t thrown back out into the wild and they still have a home at the zoo.
“We put them in an off-shore enclosure with the intention that hopefully they will start learning the other parrot’s noise that are around,” he said. “What we will do now is release them out but in separate areas so at least if they do swear it is not as bad as three or four of them all blasting it out at once,” he added.
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