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  • Goffin’s spontaneous tool-making skills revealed

    Goffin’s spontaneous tool-making skills revealed

    23rd January 2017

    EVIDENCE THAT GOFFIN’S cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana) can construct the same tool out of different materials to reach food has been highlighted in a new study. These native Indonesian birds are not known for using tools in the wild, but scientists…

  • Gloster canary council releases new pictorial model

    Gloster canary council releases new pictorial model

    23rd January 2017

    A NEW PICTORIAL model of the exhibition Gloster canary has been confirmed by the Gloster Fancy Canary Council-UK (GFCC-UK). The artwork was passed during the council’s AGM in September, held in Leicester, where 25 members attended from as far as…

  • Chester Zoo records first-ever UK breeding of rare Indonesian magpie

    Chester Zoo records first-ever UK breeding of rare Indonesian magpie

    27th October 2016

    FOR THE FIRST time, Critically Endangered Javan green magpies (Cissa thalassina) have successfully hatched and raised chicks in a UK zoo. Conservationists and bird staff at Chester Zoo have been working alongside Taman Safari Indonesia and conservation partner Cikananga Wildlife…

  • CCTV footage catches macaw thieves’ struggle in Kent aviary

    CCTV footage catches macaw thieves’ struggle in Kent aviary

    15th October 2016

    HEARTLESS THIEVES WHO targeted a Kent pub knocked cockatoos and parrots off their perches before escaping with two macaws tightly wedged into pillowcases. CCTV caught the moment three intruders cut through the perimeter fence and entered the grounds of the…