Owls of hor­ror as lion eats bird

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KIDS on a zoo visit burst into tears when a lion ate an OWL that flew into its en­clo­sure.

Ash the barn owl was killed and eaten af­ter leav­ing her han­dler dur­ing a dis­play.

It flew into the lion sec­tion where one of the big cats pounced – and then ate the owl whole.

Vis­i­tor Gavin Duthie, who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent at at Colch­ester Zoo, in Es­sex, with twoyear-old son Daniel, said: “My son was in tears, along with most of the peo­ple.

“Women and chil­dren were scream­ing.”

Alex Down­ing, the zoo’s mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Ev­ery­one is ex­tremely up­set, but there was noth­ing we could do.”

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