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'Bush Budgies'

'Bush Budgies'

25/03/2017

Following the arrival of our flock of Wild Australian Zebra Finches, last year; lots of babies have doubled its size. More birds have just arrived which will join the finches in a large walk-a-bout Australian Aviary currently under construction and due for completion by the summer. These next birds are a flock of 30 wild Budgerigars, or 'Bush Budgies', from Bristol Zoo; they are the ancestors of our domestic pets, but always bright green, and about half the size. These are the first of 4 new species of parrot-like birds due to arrive at the Zoo during 2017.
Work has also just started on a brand new Meerkat enclosure for our two successful groups of Meerkats. This is also planned to be open for the summer and will be described in more detail as work progresses.