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Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.

Date

September 16, 2009

Morning Rounds With Steve

In the morning, a Keeper has to drive all over the zoo in a cart to feed the birds located all around the zoo. this is just part of those rounds:

Steve Malowski Feeds Geese and Cranes

Steve the Aviculture Supervisor of the Bird House did the "Morning Outside Rounds" and I tagged along and attempted to help. Here is Steve feeding some Red Crowned Cranes and Bar Headed Geese. Some Mallards stopped by as well. His... Continue Reading →

Bats Alive!

We had to catch up some Fruit Bats for a Vet Exam and weight check. They weren't too thrilled about the idea. Mike,¬†from the Nocturnal House stopped by to help the Keepers. I helped by staying the hell out of... Continue Reading →

200 Pounds of Fruit

Every other day, the Keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo Bird House cut up and mix 200 pounds of fruit which fits into a plastic container the size of a small trunk. I got the extreme pleasure of mixing it. When... Continue Reading →

The Kea Mafia

I had to clean the indoor Kea enclosure where they stay when it's hot. In a few weeks, they will be going into Lorikeet Landing for the winter. Cleaning an enclosure with 7 Keas underfoot is a challenge! But these... Continue Reading →

The “Cincy Zoo Kinkajou”

Here is an interesting video of an animal you don't often see or even think about. Cody lives at the Children's Zoo and Andrea and Tanya are doing a "Meet the Keeper" for people. Cody the kinkajou got quite the... Continue Reading →

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