Newlyweds cancel Italian honeymoon to find their lost parrot
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:16PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:09PM EDT
If you’re walking around Oak Bluff, Man. and hear the sound of a microwave or vacuum coming from a tree, you may have just found Zazu the parrot.
The beloved bird went missing on Tuesday, and Zazu’s owners were so distraught that they cancelled their honeymoon to Italy to stay home and search.
“I think that if we went we would’ve just been miserable and we would’ve ended up coming straight home. I mean, we can go to Italy any time,” Kat Dlot told CTV Winnipeg.
Zazu is an African grey parrot with a red tail and is about the size of a pigeon. The bird is known for making unusual clicking and barking sounds and enjoys imitating the sound of a microwave and vacuum.
“They have the intelligence of a five-year-old child. They talk to you, they can learn words and context,” said Mitch Dlot.
The newlyweds, who were planning to leave for Italy on Wednesday, are asking locals to keep their ears and eyes out for Zazu.
In a strange coincidence, two other parrots were reported missing in nearby Winnipeg since the start of the month. One of the birds was later found atop an apartment building in town.
With files from CTV Winnipeg