Where is Najuma the elusive African ground hornbill? Good question.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Have you heard? The bird is the word.
It’s been four days since two exotic birds escaped the Honolulu Zoo.
One of the African ground hornbills has since returned, but the second one is still on the run.
Named Najuma, the bird’s jailbreak-like escape has kept zoo employees on edge over the last few days, and gripped the community in the ongoing bird saga.
Video of the attempted capture on Sunday has gone viral online (probably for reasons other than the actual bird sighting) — garnering more than 260,000 views.
Armed with nets and food, zoo employees tried to capture the bird at Kapiolani Park earlier in the week, but they were unsuccessful.
On Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted photos of the bird nonchalantly chillin’ on the edge of a Diamond Head ridge.
He hasn’t been seen since.
Zoo officials say Najuma, and birds of the same species, aren’t major hunting or predatory birds. They feed on small animals, typically mice, but don’t pose a risk to small pets.
If you spot Najuma, you’re asked to call 911.
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