World Parrot Day
10:30 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.
- Look for Sydney, the yellow-crested cockatoo, and Larry, the African grey parrot, in a bird presentation at World of Wild Theater.
- Join us for hands-on activities to learn about parrots.
- Stop by the Pet Guardian conservation station to learn how to be a responsible pet owner.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. 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 25 percent of parrot species are at risk of extinction in the wild. The pet trade is a major threat to parrots, and more than half of poached parrots perish 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.