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Tbilisi Zoo crew helps injured bird fly

The bird, a common swift, was discovered this morning by a Tbilisi resident on their balcony,and asked Tbilisi zoo for the help,bird appeared to be Crescent.

The Zoo specialists said these types of birds had very short legs which they used only for clinging to vertical surfaces. They rarely settled voluntarily on the ground, where they would be vulnerable to accidents and predation.

“If something happens to these birds while flying and they land, they are not capable of fly again on their own,” the Zoo administration wrote on their Facebook page.

However, they advised people not to do this on their own and to bring such birds to the Zoo for a check-up and release by professionals.

Moreover, birds and their droppings could potentially carry diseases so people were not encouraged to handle them on their own.