Colombo, Nov 10 (newsin.asia) – Twenty six South American parrots, valued at an approximate 17,000 US dollars, have been stolen from a Bird Sanctuary, in Hambantota, in southern Sri Lanka, police said.
According to a report in the state owned Daily News, 20 parrots valued at an estimated 9,800 US dollars in cage Number 223 and two Macaw parrots with aluminium rings on their feet valued at 7,800 US dollars in cage Number 225 have been reported missing.
Police are conducting investigations.
The Hambantota Bird Sanctuary is Asia’s largest bird park and home to some of the world’s most exotic bird species.
It has over 3000 birds and is a large tourist attraction in the island country.