The Birmingham Zoo is Looking for Their Missing Kookaburra

Rebecca OConnell
Birmingham Zoo, Facebook
Birmingham Zoo, Facebook / Birmingham Zoo, Facebook

Birmingham Zoo's "celebrity" kookaburra, Gumby, is on the loose—and they need Alabama residents to be on the lookout.

Gumby is normally part of the zoo's Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show, but the bird was last seen yesterday at 7 a.m.

"WHERE'S GUMBY...? I hope your [sic] find him soon!" one concerned commenter said on the zoo's Facebook wall. 

The kookaburra can be identified by a small leather tag around its ankle that says "Gumby" and "BZI." He is missing two tail feathers and will most likely be in the Mountain Brook or Homewood area. The zoo asks that you call 205-879-0409 if you see their fleeing celebrity.

There's no word yet if they checked the old gum tree.