Employees with the Lincoln Children's Zoo say one of the attraction's new tigers killed one of its parrots Tuesday.

The zoo says it happened when a green-winged macaw, which the zoo acquired in November, flew into the zoo's tiger habitat, which opened last week.

Zoo officials say the bird was being trained as part of a planned public presentation to fly from the zoo's Secret Jungle to its outdoor theater when it detoured into the Sumatran tiger habitat.

A zoo spokesman says a tiger knocked it down.

The bird later died at the zoo's veterinary clinic.

The zoo and the tiger exhibit remained open to the public.