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Mon­treal-area zoo urg­ing those who took raven to re­turn him

- Animals · Wildlife · Montreal

MON­TREAL — Of­fi­cials at Mon­treal’s Eco­mu­seum Zoo want their stolen raven re­turned. There’s still no sign of Kola, a com­mon raven, who was taken dur­ing a break-in some­time be­tween Mon­day night and Tues­day morn­ing. Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor David Ro­drigue said one or more peo­ple broke into the zoo from the rear of the prop­erty and cut open a hole in his aviary, ei­ther to take him or to al­low the bird to flee. Ro­drigue says no other crea­ture was taken or harmed in the break-in.

He says Kola, who ar­rived from a sanc­tu­ary four years ago, re­quires med­i­ca­tion and spe­cial­ized food prepa­ra­tion, doesn’t fly well and is un­likely to sur­vive with­out proper care.

The zoo, a refuge for an­i­mals that can no longer live in the wild, is ask­ing any­one who has Kola to re­turn him — no ques­tions asked.

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