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Friday, July 05 2013 @ 07:10 PM UTC
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This site is a meeting ground for rescue shelters, animal welfare societies, and conservationists... and the people who share their concern and love for parrots. The website is developed through user submissions, so please sign up, sign in, and start posting!

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Rare proof of life for elusive Australian parrot
Friday, July 05 2013 @ 06:57 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News SYDNEY - An intrepid Australian bird-spotter has captured the best evidence in a century of a live "night parrot", a rare creature that ranks among the world's most enigmatic avian species, scientists said Thursday.

John Young, a naturalist photographer, presented photos and video of the small, yellowish-green parrot to experts at the Queensland Museum this week which government scientist Leo Joseph said "make it seem very clear that he's found the bird".

Researchers feared for decades that the nocturnal, desert-dwelling parrot was extinct, with no sightings between 1912 and 1979 and only a handful since, prompting the Smithsonian Magazine in 2012 to list it at number one among the world's five most mysterious birds.

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Columbus Zoo Helps 1,000 Endangered African Grey Parrots Confiscated in Cameroon
Friday, February 26 2010 @ 01:24 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News Mon, 2/8/2010 - 11:19 AM - By Jennifer M. Wilson

Powell, OH - More than 1,000 endangered African grey parrots were delivered to the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon last week after being confiscated as part of a $1.5 million illegal shipment at the Douala Airport.

The shipmentthat was scheduled to be loaded on to Ethiopian Airlineswas the largest on record and is the third major bust of African grey parrots in Cameroon in the past two years. The Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA), in conjunction with Cameroonian law enforcement officials, coordinated the bust. The parrots were destined for Kuwait International Airport and the Bahrain International Airport.

Limbe staff members are scrambling to treat the parrots, many of which are injured or ill. Forty-seven parrots were found dead at the bottom of the crates upon arrival and another 30 did not survive the first day.

It is crazy, said Limbe manager Simone de Vries. It makes you sick to see how the parrots were packed in the boxes, the weaker ones trampled by the strongest.

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Author probes the ways we mistreat parrots
Thursday, November 05 2009 @ 03:43 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News PAT MCCOID; pat.mccoid@thenewstribune.com
Published: November 9th, 2008 12:30 AM
Mira Tweti heaps so much praise on parrots in Of Parrots and People that readers might want to bring one home. Thats exactly what she hopes to prevent.

Tweti reveals parrots to be human-like in their intelligence, vocabulary skills and social sensibilities traits that have doomed them to cages for centuries.

But the praise is prelude to 300 pages of investigative journalism aimed at discouraging parrot ownership.

Tweti explains why life in a cage is particularly miserable for parrots. She documents the cruelty of breeding operations and follows firsthand the chain of parrot possession from jungle to living room. Its not a pretty story.

Parrots, possibly descended from dinosaurs, have the intelligence of a 3- to 5-year-old human. They mate for life, grieve for lost flockmates, defend one another fiercely and bond strongly with humans.

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Birds can Dance!
Friday, May 01 2009 @ 03:12 AM UTC
Contributed by: Paul Brennan
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General News Birds Can Dance, Experts (and Zany Videos) Reveal
Matt Kaplan for National Geographic News
April 30, 2009

His tastes may be sooo ten years ago, but the Backstreet Boys' smallest fan has helped scientists make an all-new discovery: Birds can dance.

And so far, they're the only known animals to display such rhythm.

Cats, dogs, and lab monkeys spend lots of time around human music. But no animal had ever been confirmed as moving to a beatleading to the common belief that animals ain't got rhythm.

For one of two new studies on animal dancing, Aniruddh Patel at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego and colleagues worked with Snowball the parrot, which seems to love "dancing" to the likes of Queen and Backstreet Boys.

To test whether the sulphur-crested cockatoo was really keeping a beat, the scientists would change the music's temporepresented in these videos as "BPM" (beats per minute).

Not one to miss a beat, Snowball quickly picked up the new rhythms, stomping and head-bobbing in time.

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Home for parrots whose owners flew the coop
Saturday, November 01 2008 @ 11:38 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News A sanctuary for unwanted parrots

(Boston Globe) Foster Parrots provides homes for birds that can no longer be taken care of by their owners. The birds are intelligent and social but become moreaggressive as they mature. By Joanne Rathe, Globe Staff / By Bina Venkataraman /Globe Correspondent / October 27, 2008

The shrieks of Moluccan cockatoos ricochet off the walls in a cacophonous roar, while parakeets clamor "Hello! Hello!" to one another. At the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, more than 300 parrots take ambient noise to new heights.

This is the first parrot sanctuary of its size and caliber in the country, said author Mira Tweti, who has studied the parrot trade for more than a decade. With aviaries that stretch more than 7,000 square feet, and an additional 5,000 square feet of flying space under construction, the sanctuary provides something that thousands of parrots lack: a permanent home.

Many of these former pet birds were shuffled from house to house for years before they landed here, and were adopted by Foster Parrots, a nonprofit group started by Marc Johnson, of Middleborough. The sanctuary lies on a 15-acre plot about 5 miles from the Connecticut border, in a single-story building that was once - oddly enough - the broiler house for a chicken farm. Since setting up shop in December, Johnson has been getting more and more calls from people hoping to unload their parrots.

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