Rhea gets new home

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 May 2019

The rhea was found living on a golf course. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo Farm

The rhea was found living on a golf course. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo Farm

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A bird who was found living at a golf course in Worcestershire now has a more permanent home.

The rhea was found living on a golf course. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo FarmThe rhea was found living on a golf course. Picture: Noah�s Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall has taken in the rhea which was found wandering around Evesham Golf Club after escaping from a nearby village.

The golf club called in the keepers from Noah's Ark and zoo curator Chris Wilkinson and his team picked up the flightless bird who, because of his speed, is nicknamed Linford after Olympic gold medal sprinter Linford Christie.

Chris said: "The capture could have been extremely difficult and dangerous so we co-ordinated a make-shift enclosure for Linford in the middle of the golf green.

"Because of this planning, the capture was relatively easy and Linford travelled well back to the zoo."

It has since been discovered Linford is actually a female and is now called Lynn, she has been paired with Willow, a male rhea who already lives at the zoo.

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