Being rare, being heroic, being lost, and being a survivor are just some of the traits that got these birds trending in the news. Do you recall reading about them?
Rocky the “Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Owl” Goes Home
The tiny Saw-whet owl rescued from the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce tree that was brought from upstate New York to Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center takes flight after being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation facility.
Parrot Yells “Fire!” To Save Family
Louie the parrot did a miraculous thing when a fire began to rage in his home; he screeched “Fire!” for the first time and alerted his household to a raging fire. Read more about Louie, his life-saving act, and his bittersweet ending.
Sirocco The Kakapo Parrot Is Back In The Spotlight
Sirocco, the personable and friendly kakapo parrot, is back in the spotlight. New Zealand’s national treasure and face of conservation is social media star, with 235,000 followers and counting.
Presley the Spix’s Macaw Legacy
Revisit the remarkable story of Presley, the rare Spix’s macaw found living as a pet parrot in Colorado and then repatriated to Brazil to help save his species from the brink of extinction. Presley passed away in 2014 but scientists hope to use new technology to keep his legacy alive.
Behold a Rare Albino Penguin!
A one-of-a-kind albino penguin recently made its media debut at Poland’s Gdańsk Zoo. Meet the extremely rare snow-white African penguin chick and see how it is fairing with its penguin family.
Cockatoo Survives Storm & Wins the Hearts of Many
This tough cockatoo’s miraculous survival from a tumultuous rainstorm storm surprises the Australian farmer who thought the bird for dead and garners a swell of well-wishers from around the globe.
Lost Conure Lands On TV Reporter
Lola the sun conure flew off, making her owner frantic to find her. A happy reunion followed after Lola mistook a TV reporter for her owner and got on TV.