It has been announced that the famous Tower of London ravens have been released from their avian flu quarantine area inside the Upper Brick Tower.
The birds were released on Monday following advice from veterinary bird experts at London Zoo, they have been places in quarantine as a precautionary measure in February 2006 when the threat of avian flu spreading to Britain was at its height.
The Tower’s Yeoman Raven Master, Derrick Coyle said he “didn’t like having to bring the Tower Ravens inside, but at the time I believed it was the safest thing to do for their own protection, given the speed that the virus was moving across Europe.”
Confinement doesn’t appear to have upset the Birdaccording to Coyle who says they “seemed to cope well with their confinement and continued to eat well”.
“Now that I have advice from London Zoo that the threat of Avian Flu is much reduced, I am confident in releasing the birds into the open and am pleased to see them enjoying being back in the outdoors.”