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Dublin Airport Parrot Reunited With Owner

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

12:08 PM - 22 Feb 2019



A pet parrot has been reunited with her owner following a social media campaign.

Hugo - a girl with a boy's name - was found on a runway at Dublin Airport last Sunday and taken into care by the Kildare Animal Foundation.

The African Grey parrot was reunited with its owner, Lubomir Michna, following the appeal and a little help from German supermarket chain Lidl.

Michna said he was "so happy" to get "his baby" back and thanked everyone for her safe return.

Michna said Hugo had escaped from his house in Finglas at about 4.00pm on Saturday after a door was mistakenly left open.

He's had Hugo for two years and said she goes everywhere with him - even on his shoulder when he goes shopping.

According to Michna, something frightened her last Saturday and she flew off.

Parrot Hugo the parrot with her owner Lubomir Michna | Image via @DublinAirport on Twitter

After Dublin Airport tweeted a picture to its followers, Lidl Ireland's Twitter account said one of its stores had a 'Missing Parrot' poster.

The plot thickened when four potential owners of the missing African Grey emerged.

But Michna, who's originally from Slovakia, had taught Hugo a few words of Slovak.

Dublin Airport suggested that he record an audio clip, which was played for the bird.

Dan Donoher of the Kildare Animal Foundation said it was clear from this clip that Michna was definitely Hugo's owner.

"When the voice recording was sent to me and I played it for Hugo she reacted instantly and became animated and excited.

"There was no doubt in my mind that Lubomir was her rightful owner."



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