bird parrot wildlife


Veterinary staff from San Diego Zoo Global are spearheading a program focused on the health of thick-billed parrots in the wild. The decline of the thick-billed parrot began in the 1900s, when they were heavily hunted by miners, farmers, and others; logging cleared their pine forest habitat; and the illegal capture of the birds for the pet trade increased the natural pressures of disease and predation. Our staff goes into the forest with our partners who are monitoring the nests and we conduct chick health evaluations. Learn more:


Orange-bellied Parrot | Source