[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2007, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
Missing bird of prey returns home
Missing vulture Emmy
Emmy the vulture went missing from Bedfordshire on Wednesday
A missing vulture with a wingspan of nearly 10ft (3m) which flew off from a bird of prey centre has returned home safe and well.

Emmy, aged two, flew away during a display at The Bird of Prey Centre at Old Warden Park near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the centre said Emmy walked back into her aviary on Friday afternoon.

About 200 people from across the region rang in to report sightings.

Emmy is worth between 2,500 and 3,000. She lives with two other vultures, Daisy and Oscar.

In Africa vultures can hit a warm thermal high and soar at up to 10,000ft (3048m).


VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
The missing vulture, which feeds on carrion, is potentially dangerous



SEE ALSO
Search for vulture on the loose
24 May 07 |  Beds/Bucks/Herts
Vultures pick off human body farm
11 May 07 |  Americas
Rare birds given new home in UK
12 Jan 07 |  Hampshire
Mystery vulture spotted in hills
29 Nov 06 |  North West Wales
False sighting of missing vulture
15 Aug 06 |  Staffordshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific