A gang of swearing parrots are set to become a star attraction at a wildlife park.
The group of African Grey parrots at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, near Skegness, could be given their own enclosure and visitors warned to expect industrial language if they go down the “Blue Path” to the aviary.
The foul-mouthed parrots ruffled feathers and shot to fame last year when their colourful words were noticed by staff.
The park tried to keep them away from visitors but now they might be putting them back out on public view.
The Friskney park, which opened in 2003 and is home to over 1,500 parrots, accepted the new flock on August 15.
The birds were all quarantined together in the same room, but soon discovered they all shared one thing in common – the ability to blast out obscenities.
Now, there are plans to give them their own space at the park, reports LincolnshireLive.
Steve Nichols, chief executive officer at the site, said: “The birds are living happily within a large flock now, but sadly their swearing hasn’t really calmed down that much, although it is early days yet.
“This in mind we are putting plans together for a discreet aviary that visitors can be well warned, if they go down the ‘Blue Path’ then there is a chance of hearing one or two choice words.
“This way we know that if the children hear anything that they shouldn’t, at least it is through their parents choice and not ours.”
News of the parrots’ behaviour sparked headlines across the world and put the park on the map.
“When the story hit the headlines, little did we know that it would go viral worldwide and end up appearing on television and radio programmes all over the globe, from India to Australia,” said Steve.
“I even did one to New Zealand whilst sat in the bath due to getting my timings wrong.
“In total we did around 250 interviews and just let it flow, it was unbelievably tiring and never did I nor any of our staff anticipate the interest.”
At the moment the African Greys are only swearing at members of staff as Lincolnshire Wildlife Park remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to customers back in December, Mr Nichols said: “It is with deep sadness to say that our park will remain closed until further notice.
“Our charity wants to play a part, no matter how tiny, in keeping your children, mums, dads and grandparents safe.
“Our animals are safe and well cared for and that will not change, you guys help tremendously with that to which we are eternally grateful.”