Bird of prey missing for two weeks is found dead

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A bird of prey which went missing from the Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston two weeks ago has been found dead with ‘traumatic injuries’.

The wildlife centre appealed for help in finding Gyrfalcon hybrid Suka but has now announced the bird’s body has been found by a member of the public.

Zoo curator and manager Andrew Reeve owned the bird and donated her to the park, allowing staff to work with her.

He said: “We are all devastated at the loss of such a beautiful bird, who was only two years old.

“Staff did everything possible to retrieve Suka but unfortunately she would not return to her trainers.

“We would like to thank everyone who looked out for her and reported sightings to us. Suka will be sadly missed.”