Update... the missing parrot has been found and returned to the zoo!

Officials at The Cape May County Zoo say someone stole an African Grey Parrot on Sunday.

The Press of Atlantic City reports the theft occurred between the zoo’s morning opening and 2:15 Sunday afternoon. "Brutus" was kept in a large cage in the zoo's aviary foyer. The cage was latched and chained but not locked; zookeepers tell The Press locks didn't seem necessary as the parrots will bite or attack anyone who gets too close.When keepers went to feed the parrots Sunday afternoon, they found Brutus’ cage empty and the door latched shut. Zoo officials are asking for the public's help in finding the bird and Brutus can be returned no questions asked.


The Press of Atlantic City staff photo by Dale Gerhard