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: http://bit.ly/ZNTBparrot