Introducing our Glossy Black-Cockatoo chick!

This cutie is the 5th chick that we have bred here at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as part of our Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservation Program! HELP US PICK A NAME: Can you help us choose a name for this chick? Bird Keeper…

Introducing our Glossy Black-Cockatoo chick!

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This cutie is the 5th chick that we have bred here at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as part of our Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservation Program!

HELP US PICK A NAME:
Can you help us choose a name for this chick? Bird Keeper Jordan has worked very closely with our Glossy Black-Cockatoos and has thought of 4 meaningful Indigenous names listed below.
Help us name this chick by commenting below!
� Illuka- (near the sea)
Akuna – (to follow/know)
☀Mowan – (the sun)
� Amaroo – (a beautiful place)

Unfortunately these guys are currently listed as vulnerable in Queensland on the IUCN red list making the importance of breeding these guys extremely important.

The dedication, preparation and time that our bird team has given to this chick is incredible! Three times a day, our team was feeding the birds while the chick was in the nest, ensuring that the whole family had plenty of food! To make sure that the chick was healthy and feedings were conducted by mum and dad, regular weigh-ins were carried out. This data is extremely useful for other birds that come into our care! By using the average weights from our chicks we can determine the age of that chick – from this we can figure out the frequency it will need to be fed to ensure optimum growth.

With their future at risk, this is a major accomplishment and without the dedication from our staff and the ongoing support we receive from the public this would not be made possible!

Learn more about our conservation programs here – http://bit.ly/2MQzW95

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