Parrot Nation

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


Zoo Keepers

Lunch With Carole and Kim

Steve and I had some special guests for lunch. After lunch they had the opportunity to feed lunch to the penguins. It was a fun day:

The Reptile House

My friends Mike, Hermit and Lana invited me to the Reptile House. Here is my day with them:

Up Close With Andean Condors

Caution is always a good thing when dealing with big raptors like these two Andean Condors. And despite Steve's experience, I was still nervous when I was inside their enclosure. These are some BIG Birds!

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 “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 →

Feeding Storks and Pelicans

I misspoke in this video referring to the Pelicans as "Penguins." I obviously know the difference but apparently my mouth got ahead of my brain. These are Pink Backed Pelicans and Saddle Billed Storks and Steve is giving them fish... Continue Reading →

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