JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens needs the public's help after one of its vultures escaped.
Zoo officials said Hodari, a male white-backed African vulture, flew out of its habitat Thursday morning when a restrictive band broke off one of its wings.
Employees tracked Hodari to a tree but were unable to catch him. Hodari was last seen flying north away from North Jacksonville Baptist Church.
Anyone who spots Hodari is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The zoo said while the bird is not aggressive and does not pose a threat to people or other animals, it should not be approached.
Hodari came to the Jacksonville Zoo from Pittsburgh in 2006.
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