Flock of swearing parrots separated at British zoo

This photo taken on Saturday Sept. 26, 2020 and issued by Lincolnshire Wildlife Park shows an African grey parrot at Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre in Friskney, England, one of five who were separated as keepers say they were encouraging each other to swear. Photo: Steve Nichols/Lincolnshire Wildlife Park via AP. This photo taken on Saturday Sept. 26, 2020 and issued by Lincolnshire Wildlife Park shows an African grey parrot at Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre in Friskney, England, one of five who were separated as keepers say they were encouraging each other to swear.

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Updated: September 30, 2020 10:14 AM
Created: September 30, 2020 10:10 AM

A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear.

Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre's colony of 200 gray parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for blue language.

"We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we've never had five at the same time," said the zoo's chief executive, Steve Nichols. "Most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason these five relish it."

Nichols said no visitors had complained about the parrots, and most found the situation funny.


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