70 Pigeons Previously Left on Florida I-95 Highway Will Train for Flight Show at Universal Orlando Resort
Found recently on I-95 near the International Speedway Boulevard exit, a total of 70 pigeons sadly fell out of a crate off the back of the truck. Many drivers passing by reported this incident to the Volusia County sheriff’s office.
It ultimately took multiple agencies working together to round up these birds. Volusia County Animal Services, the Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission all teamed up and worked through the night to catch as many birds as they possibly could.
Volusia County Animal Services ultimately took the birds under their care, and of course asked the owner to come forward. Unfortunately, no one claimed the birds. They were then moved with a rescue organization and quarantined, under standard protocol for wildlife.
The trainer housing the pigeons said the flock was making many sounds and noises, leading to the fact that they are likely extremely young in age. The agency revealed the birds were injured from falling off of the truck, including wing damage. VCAS also stated the birds are being closely cared for until their feathers grow back.
In comes Universal to help save the day. Team Members stepped in to help these birds and give them a chance at stardom, as they will be training them to be a part of a flight show in the park. As soon as they recover, they will be back to full health and strength, and ready to make their theme park debut.
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