He’s still fueling it.
The Eurasian eagle-owl, freed from its enclosure at the Central Park Zoo by vandals earlier this week, was spotted not far from home on Saturday.
Flaco — whose name means “skinny” in Spanish — perched high in a tree above the park’s Hallet Nature Sanctuary The Manhattan Bird Alert account tweeted Saturday morning.
The owl, which has been in captivity for 12 years, has likely “lost the skills needed to capture wild prey and will therefore be unable to obtain food on its own in the wild,” the report said of the bird lover.
The sanctuary is just south of the zoo where vandals damaged the exhibit where Flaco lives on Thursday night and cut through stainless steel bars to free him.
The owl has there escaped capture leading to jokes that he’s a real “HOO-Dini”.
Zoo staff kept an eye on the owl all night Thursday when it was perched in a tree, but then flew away.
The free-roaming owl has sent bird watchers into the park to try to get a glimpse.
A photographer tweeted a photo of Flaco with a “roguish” wink.
https://nypost.com/2023/02/04/flaco-the-owl-still-loose-after-central-park-zoo-vandalism/ Flaco the owl is still at large after the vandalism at the Central Park Zoo