We have received a grant of £15,000 from The Parrot Society UK to build a new aviary over the winter.
The new aviary will be home to new parrots into the Park’s growing collection and will be ready for visitors to see next year.
“We have been associated with The Parrot Society for many years now and this funding is an important part of our future plans for the Park” commented Andy Nicholls (Curator). “Not only is a new exhibition for visitors to enjoy, it is also an important part of our animal collection plan for the future.”
In recent years, several new all-metal aviaries have been constructed, replacing older, crumbling wooden versions. These have proved very successful, and having a modular format, may be modified or extended in the future.
The need to replace several more wooden aviaries – some close to twenty years old – plus an urgent request from David Woolcock (from the World Parrot Trust) to help house some rescued macaws, led to an approach to the Parrot Society UK for funding assistance.
Close to 200 captive macaws and been rescued by WPT from an ageing collector, and were being housed close by. We have agreed to take on a group of Blue & Gold Macaws (Ara ararauna) for display in the Park.