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    Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    Two Hyacinths were stolen from Ålborg Zoo, Denmark. The police are doing their best to try to find them, but given that in Europe they are worth 100,000 Danish kroner (21,250 US dollars) each, I am sure they are doing their best to sell them as soon as possible. Hopefully they will get lucky -- they have chips so if any vet ever sees them and scans, they will know they come from the zoo...

    They were really aiming for these birds alone. The newspaper article I read in Denmark (here) was pretty much calling it a coup to the zoo to get the parrots.
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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    Oh no...
    It really is amazing what people will do for money, trying to sell of those birds... They don't even care about them... :[
    I hope they are caught and the birds are returned. I wonder if they are scared out of their minds. MEAN PEOPLE! D<



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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    Some people only care for themselves and dont even take into account what they are doing to those poor birds.

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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    So sad. How awful. Those birds must be terrified right now.








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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    A bird got taken a while back from a local pet store too. He was so spoiled, he was a big dude and had tons of toys, good food, etc. Someone broke in overnight and took him.

    The only thing that consoles is that given the extraordinary prices of such birds, hopefully the ones that buy them, I am presuming without knowing that they were stolen, are going to give them much love.
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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    should be fairly hard to sell such an extraordinary bird now its in the papers.
    with any luck the birds got a good couple of bites in...

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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    Ugh, that makes me sick. I have heard stories about people stealing birds because they think they are worth so much. I hope at least that these people know what they are doing with the poor birds. They must be so scared being smuggled around

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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by pixibubbles View Post
    should be fairly hard to sell such an extraordinary bird now its in the papers.
    with any luck the birds got a good couple of bites in...
    Well with something like this, it'll never make beyond Danish press; I doubt they'd try to sell these birds in Denmark itself. Unfortunately I don't think they'll have any troubles selling them at all.
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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    woa, thats crazy. I mean how did they get them out anyway? (I couldnt figure out how to translate that article)
    And I love birds, but 22 grand?! Who pays that much for a bird?!!!!
    Hopefully if the people who buy them are willing to pay that much, they will be able to provide them a nice home too.

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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    I am curious to know how they got them out too. My Zoo here there is staff around 24/7 it would have been nearly impossible unless the worked there.
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    Re: Two Hyacinth macaws stolen from Ålborg zoo

    The article says that there are dog patrols and everything there overnight, however they somehow managed to jump the fence, break a door, and clip off several large padlocks to the cage. They're saying that it was probably commissioned work and that they probably had a large network of people with them to ensure that it would all go according to plan.
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