08/19/2010 08:28 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gandalf The Vulture Escapes Bird Show, Pilots On Alert

Gandalf, a seven-year-old vulture, was flying in a display at the World of Wings in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, when it made its bid for freedom at around 1.45pm on Tuesday.

Nats, the air traffic control company, alerted pilots using Glasgow Airport about the Ruppell's Vulture, which is the world's highest flying species.

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