A Brief History of Escaped Birds

BY Jessica McKenzie

Published July 23, 2018

Since 500 AD there have been at least 2,330 recorded instances of birds escaping from captivity. I wanted to see what they escaped from, be it a zoo or the cagebird trade, and how successful they were in their new habitats.

A Destiny Avoided

What fate did these birds escape?

Most birds were destined for the cagedbird trade.

After The Escape

Some birds thrived & some birds died

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