Incredible footage has emerged of a cheeky lyrebird impersonating the evacuation alarm at Taronga Zoo.
The bird's latest sounds come after five lions escaped their enclosure, prompting a full scale emergency at the popular Sydney tourist spot earlier this month.
The hilarious video has gone viral, with the resident lyrebird making whooping alarm sounds and what clearly sounds like "evacuate now".
The native bird is well known for its ability to mimic sound, and it's not just sounds from other animals.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, the bird perfectly mimicked the ear-splitting sound of a baby crying.
In the past, lyrebirds have also been filmed showing off their ability to mimic the sounds of a old school cameras taking a photos, engines, mobile phone rings and other alarms.
New details have emerged about the daring early morning escape by the five lions, when the zoo revealed they got further away than first revealed.
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Ato and four other cubs breached the main containment fence, but remained within metres of their exhibit.
"While trying to find an access back into the exhibit, two of the cubs moved past a secondary fence within the zoo," the facility said.
The lions remain in a back-of-house holding area while Taronga waits for specialist engineering advice.
The day of the escape, a family who were camping at the zoo revealed they were given seconds to flee their tent after five lions escaped their enclosure.