Friday, May 15, 2009

Amazon Parrot Greetings Return

by Lauren Kraft, Public Relations Coordinator

I heard a familiar sound today in the Zoo again... "meow, here kitty kitty, come here." It was not the group of school kids on a field trip looking in the tiger exhibit, or even the family talking about the jaguars. It was coming from a small green bird just down the way; the Amazon parrots are back out on exhibit! A visitor favorite, Jasper, the Plain-colored Amazon parrot, is chatting away and amusing everyone visiting on these warm spring days.

The two Amazon parrots were off exhibit during the winter while Jasper recovered from a respiratory issue. Now that the weather has warmed up and Jasper has been given a clean bill of health, he and his female companion are back out in the Zoo. So don't forget to say "Hi" next time you are visiting.