Owls of horror as lion eats bird
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.”