By Frederick Dreier
QUEENS — Heads up, Wile E. Coyote.
The Queens Zoo recently acquired a male greater roadrunner, which has the fastest running speed of any flying bird and reach speeds of 25 miles per hour.
The roadrunner, which has yet to be named, is on display at the thick-billed parrot exhibit located on the southern end of the zoo in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The bird is carnivorous, and uses its black, brown and white plumage as camouflage in its native environment, the American Southwest, according to the zoo.
Scott Silver, director of the Queens Zoo, said the bird is the only one of its kind in New York City.
“This is a very popular exhibit here at the zoo for the many people who grew up watching the famous Roadrunner cartoon,” Silver said in a statement. “Seeing an actual roadrunner in person is an exciting and educational experience.”