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Cayman Parrot Chick Released into the Wild

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Cayman Parrot Chick  Released into the Wild
15Oct 2014

October 15th 2014…… A captive-bred Cayman Parrot female April (formerly known as “Junior 2013” and hatched in May 2013), completed her isolation and feed transition period at the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter and was released into the wild in early October 2014.

 

April joined her sibling Loki as CTF’s second Cayman Parrot release in the second year of this project.

 

April was reluctant to leave at first, but after a day or so with the door open to facilitate her flight, she flew out of her former home.

 

Since her release, April has come back to visit her family at the Aviary, and staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre’s Caribbean Free Flight Aviary expect to see her hanging around for a while.

 

Meanwhile Cayman Parrot “twins” hatched in 2014 are delighting visitors in the Aviary with their mischievous antics, flying over their heads, crouching low on branches to peer at guests and roughhousing with each other in the trees. Visitors always appreciate seeing a pair of Cayman’s colourful National Birds in flight!

 

The Caribbean Free Flight Aviary offers hand feeding for visitors from 10AM – 3PM daily.

 

For more information and admission rates, call the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter on 949-3894, email info@turtle.ky or visit www.turtle.ky

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