Famous Central Park owl Barry killed in crash with truck

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Famous Central Park owl Barry killed in crash with truck
Famous Central Park owl Barry killed in crash with truck Credit: Twitter

Sadly, Barry the famous Central Park owl has been killed in a crash with a truck. Many people especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic had headed over to Central Park in the hopes of seeing Barry.

According to reports Barry who was a barred owl had been flying low as he searched for food when sadly he collided with a truck on Friday morning. Park authorities confirm that it was a park maintenance truck that he had collided with. Fans of Barry took to Twitter to share photos of him and memories too. Some fans also hit out at why a maintenance truck was travelling through the park when nocturnal birds would be active.

Central Park Conservancy took to Twitter to announce the sad loss of Barry and said that the accident happened at 02:30 local time on Friday.

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“It’s with a heavy heart we share that a barred owl, a beloved Central Park resident, passed away early this morning,” said Central Park Conservancy.

“The barred owl’s presence in Central Park brought so much joy, reminding all of us that the Park is a vital greenspace for all New Yorkers, including the wildlife that call it home.”

Many fans expressed their sadness at the loss of Barry and one said: “Words cannot express our devastation at the loss of our bea-hoot-iful Barry,”


“We are utterly heartbroken, frankly, angry, and we are mourning with you.”

One fan hit out at the timing of the maintenance truck and tweeted: “Seriously!! What exactly are maintenance vehicles doing in that area I. The middle of the night?

“You knew a rare bird was hunting in the area and you didn’t bother to restrict vehicles… I have completely lost any respect for your organization. Shame on you!”



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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