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All of the latest animal news from Paultons Park!

Thursday 24th March 2022
Written by: Marketing Team

There has been lots going on at the Park over the last few weeks and we thought we’d give you a quick update!

We have some chicks!

We have two Sun Conure chicks here at Paultons.

The Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is native to north-eastern south America, found in savanna or dry forest with palm groves. Their diet includes fruit, berries, nuts, buds and flowers

The chicks hatched on the 22nd February. The female will lay up to four eggs and incubate them for around 24 days. Now hatched, the chicks will stay in the nest for around 7 – 8 weeks.

Sun Conure populations have dipped drastically in the last three decades and they are now classed as Endangered. Threats include habitat loss and intensive trapping in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

We can’t wait to watch them grow over the next few months!

Look at all of the beautiful colours they already have! 😍

Sun Conure Chicks

Pelican Chicks

Do you remember when we introduced you to our Pelican chicks last year and asked you to vote for their names? 😍
Bubble and Squeak are now 6 months old and out with the rest of the group of Pink-backed Pelicans. They particularly enjoy spending time in the pond in their enclosure!

Pelican Chick

Meet our New Macaw

Meet “Elliott” our new Military Macaw! He’s recently joined us and has settled in really well to his new home. He’s now made friends with our resident Macaw.

Military Macaws are native to the forests of Mexico and South America and will spend time foraging in pairs or groups for their food. They are classed as vulnerable in the wild due to habitat loss and poaching.

Elliott the Macaw

Make sure you say hello to our animals next time you’re at the Park!

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