Limbe Wildlife Centre

Publié le par Aïda

Another consignment of Africa gray parrots arrived in Limbe Wildlife Centre Tuesday. The parrots were rescued on the way to Nigeria by a joint operation between the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the LAGA, a non-governmental organization working with MINFOF.

The parrots came here in a terrible condition; they were packed very tight in 11 low crates without food or water. On arrival 48 birds were already dead.

We estimate that we received about 700-800 birds.

As soon as we received the birds we released them from the crates and gave them plenty of food and water. They were starving and were very thirsty! Our veterinary team brought the birds in the worst condition to our clinic for treatment and intensive care. We left the rest of the birds alone, to avoid stressing them further. The parrots are very sensitive to stress.

Yesterday 5 more birds died. Many of the parrots are very skinny and have wounds or broken wings after having been packed so tight in the crates.Opening the boxes copy

Luckily it seems like many have intact feathers and will be ready to release back to the wild as soon as they have recovered.

Even though we have received several parrots like this before, it is always a sad experience each time they come in. The first days the parrots are very scared. They scream and cry and sudden movements make them frightened. Today I sit in my office and I can hear that they have started singing. Hopefully they feel a bit better already.

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From our experience with parrots over the years, it is a huge investment in food, in drugs and human resources rehabilitating these parrots and releasing them back into the wild. If you want to help us effectively rehabilitate these unique creatures for release back to the wild please go to our website: and choose the button: ‘make a donation’ under ‘Limbe Wildlife Centre’. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

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Aïda 29/06/2011 13:04

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Aïda 28/06/2011 13:55

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