Check out this wonderful video of some of our animals on Access Hollywood.
Victor, Lucy, Cody, Sneezy, Thelma, Louise and Lil Timmy all made an appearance on the episode and they look great!
Thanks to Kim, the animal care supervisor, for another great job.
Brownie, the Boa, and Kodi, the Macaw, were show stoppers and who can forget Kima, the gorgeous Kinkajou.
All our these great animals and more are hoping to see you at the Safari Soiree on September 12th from 6pm to 9pm.
Come and share an evening with some of Zoofari’s wonderful animal ambassadors in the upscale Images of Nature gallery. Our third annual Safari Soiree promises to be an exciting evening with live entertainment and silent auction.
The evening will benefit the mission of Zoofari in its quest to provide funding for quality conservation education and support for its partners in rainforest conservation.
Enjoy cocktails, wine and hors d’ouvres and spend an evening with the animals.
We have several parrots at Wild Wonders/Zoofari. Most have come from owners who couldn’t give them all the attention they need. Part of my intern project is to train Friday, the Green Wing Macaw, so that he can eventually do shows.
He is a difficult case. Friday’s previous owner kept him in his garage, with little human contact, for more than a decade! Macaws can scream very loudly for various reasons. Friday’s owner probably wanted to muffle the screaming, so he kept Friday out in the garage. Isolation can be devastating for such an intelligent animal, who has a strong need for constant attention from a companion.
Luckily, his owner gave him to us so that he could have a better life.
He is now in a large outside enclosure, with a female Blue and Gold Macaw, Tango. They have bonded closely. He also gets a good deal of human interaction also. However, his past has made him distrust people.
I have the task of helping Friday to appreciate humans again, to be friendly, and behave at shows. I have to start slow and take small steps. So far it has been going well, and the macaws have been taking treats very gently. I have my work cut out for me, but I think I can do it.
I wish people would understand that a large parrot is not a good pet for 99% of people. So many people get parrots, then realize they don’t have the time for it, and try to find it a new home. A change in owners is difficult for these monogamous birds. Be sure to do your research before investing in one of these beautiful creatures.