World Parrot Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flap your wings and head over to Zoo Atlanta for World Parrot Day. The day will be packed with fun as we celebrate these colorful bird species. Stay tuned for World Parrot Day activities to enjoy during your visit.
Activities are free for all guests. Check the map for times and locations.
Why should you care?
Parrots are intelligent animals that capture our attention and imagination. They also hold important roles in their native habitats. They promote forest growth by dispersing seeds to new areas, and their messy eating habits provide food resources to animals on the ground. Unfortunately, more than a quarter of parrot species are at risk of extinction in the wild. The pet trade is a major threat to parrots, with over half of poached parrots perishing before reaching their destination.
You can help by promoting responsible pet ownership. Parrots are wild animals that can live up to 80 years, and most households are better suited for domestic animals like cats and dogs. No matter the species, doing your research before choosing a pet is important to make sure you can provide for your pet’s needs. Finally, support conservation programs that keep wild parrots in their natural habitats.