Foul-mouthed Grey parrots separated at zoo

LONDON (AP) — A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers said were encouraging each other to swear.

Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 grey parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for foul language.

“We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we’ve never had five at the same time,” said the zoo’s Chief Executive Steve Nichols. “Most parrots clam up outside, but for some reason these five relish it.”

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin