world talking news – Britain’s parakeets really did come from set of The African Queen, says zoologist, after admitting her grandparents fed them
The city fantasy that Britain’s invasive parakeet inhabitants flourished after the birds escaped from the set of The African Queen has lengthy been dismissed by specialists.
However in keeping with one zoologist it might truly be true.
Hana Ayoob, a curator at The Cheltenham Science Pageant, stated her nice grandfather had lived close to to Worton Corridor Studios, in Isleworth, west London, the place lots of the jungle scenes have been recreated.
And he recalled that after filming completed within the early 1950s, ‘little inexperienced parrots’ started to reach in native gardens.
Talking in regards to the arrival of then parakeets on the competition, she stated: “No-one is 100 per cent positive the place they got here from. There’s a story that on the finish of filming of The African Queen they launched all of the parakeets that had been used on set.
“And there’s a lot skepticism round this story, however my nice grandparents have been dwelling close to to the studio at the moment and my nice grandad remembers someday these little inexperienced parrots beginning to seem in his backyard, and his neighbour’s gardens and began consuming his apple timber.