Tuesday 29 December 2015
Mystery surrounds the death of 35 birds who were found dead in their aviary in a Peterborough park over the Christmas weekend.
About half of the zebra finches which are kept in the aviary at Central Park in Peterborough died over the long bank holiday weekend.
Kieron King, Peterborough’s Principle Operations Manager for Amey said the finches in the aviary, which has three bird houses, are fed every day of the year. He said:“Each aviary houses a different bird species which includes parakeets, budgies and zebra finches but all birds can fly from one aviary to another.
“Following the bank holiday 35 finches have been found dead.
“The RSPCA and a vet attended and inspected the aviaries and birds. A vet is assessing the remaining birds and will carry out a post mortem on one of the dead birds to determine the cause of deaths.”