Birds of a feather

The bird sanctuary at the Wild Animal Park is a wonderful place. Lush greenery and flowers provide the perfect backdrop the the beautiful birds.

Meet Sampson – he will greet you when you arrive and if ask him to, he’ll dance for you!

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His girlfriend was sleeping when I walked in….

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But after the camera shutter clicked a few times, she opened her eyes for me…

Her nickname is Poppy (short for Papagayo.) She is a macaw and besides acting as a “greeter bird” at the tour bus loading area, she appears on TV and radio, in school assembly programs, and in various special events around the Zoo. She tries to stress the importance of saving the rainforests and not buying wild birds to keep as pets.

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Huh?

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About one million parrots are smuggled into the United States every year, and most die from stress, suffocation, starvation, or dehydration.

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