Dudley Zoo welcomes South American scarlet macaws

By Dayna Farrington | Attractions | Published:

Eight vibrant birds have moved into their new £30,000 home at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

South American scarlet macaws

The South American scarlet macaws are settling into their luxury lodgings at the zoo after moving from Cornwall three weeks ago.

Their new £30,000 home replaces the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries.

Head of birds, Nicola Wright, said the South American scarlet macaws were becoming more confident and enjoying exploring their spacious enclosure.

She added: "After a tentative start the birds are really gaining confidence and have started discovering all the different feeding stations.

"A typical breakfast is a mix of broccoli, carrots, peas, pear and mung beans so they are definitely getting their five-a-day.

"Because they all look so similar we are trying to pick out the nuances between each bird and getting to know their individual personalities."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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