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 the way. The video is a little grainy due to the low light in the Australasian Exhibit that time of the morning, (it was 7:30 a.m.) and it was still a bit dark as there are skylights above. But this will give you some idea of how tough and sometimes physically demanding the Keeper’s jobs are.
Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".