Thor is one of some birds in the owner’s nonprofit organization Bird Recovery International.
According to its website, the nonprofit’s “ultimate goal” is to help wild parrot species and improve the way they are “released into nature.”
When Brendan and Ethan Nelson were driving down the road, the young bird surprised them outdoors.
“[Bryden] said, ‘There’s a kangaroo on the side of the road!’. I thought what were you talking about? I turned around and sure enough, there was a kangaroo,” Ethan Nelson told WBRZ.
As a result of the escape, the kangaroo’s owner – who previously owned a zoo – has now had to give up Baxter under local law, according to WBRZ television.