Zoos seem to be a perfect choice if you want your kids to go out and have some fun while still learning about nature and animals. These places are undeniably both educational and entertaining, and they allow urban citizens to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours. You might only have to pay good attention to your children to make sure they don’t touch wild animals or get lost. Oh, but if your destination is this zoo in London, you should also be aware of the parrots!
So, what could be wrong with the genius birds that can speak our languages?
Five parrots at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre were separated for swearing. Don’t be shocked, because if they can say hello and positive words, they could imitate the worst expression. Their poor behaviors don’t set a good example for young kids, so that’s why they got removed.
Somehow, the originally cute birds have turned into foul-mouthed creatures. They even curse the zoo visitors like shouting at each other isn’t impressive enough. While some guests may find it funny to see birds swearing, it wouldn’t be comfortable anymore when their words are directed at them.
Concerning the negative impacts of these birds’ bad language on visitors, especially young children, the wildlife park decided to take action. They took the potty-mouthed birds from the display and separated them from each other.
Five parrots, Billy, Eric, Jade, Elsie, and Tyson, came to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre in August 2020. They joined with 200 gray parrots in the park, but they stand out with their affinity for swearing.
“We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we’ve never had five at the same time,” the zoo’s chief executive, Steve Nichols, shared. “Most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason, these five relish it.”
Though no complaints about these birds were recorded, the management kept them away from the public for the sake of little kids. Their words can be really harsh, and some couldn’t help but crack into laughter. “When a parrot tells you to ‘f-— off’ it amuses people very highly,” Steve said. “It’s brought a big smile to a really hard year.”
Each bird now lives in different areas of the park and can’t see one another. Steve hopes that this could stop their temptation to swear and that they could learn other words from the new colonies.
“I’m hoping they learn different words within colonies – but if they teach the others bad language and I end up with 250 swearing birds, I don’t know what we’ll do,” he added.
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