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Who’s who in the zoo: sulphur-crested cockatoos

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Alexandra Park Zoo's resident male sulphur-crested cockatoo, George.

One of Alexandra Park Zoo‘s longest residents is George the sulphur-crested cockatoo, who was donated by a member of the public in 1999.

George is known to be very vocal and loves to socialise with zoo visitors and the other animals.

In December 2021, George was joined by a female, Penny, who was donated by Flying High Bird Park.

She was placed in an aviary next to George to provide him with company.

Did you know these cockatoos can live to 100 and are highly-intelligent animals?

In the wild the birds are found in a variety of timbered habitats and are common around human settlements.

The sulphur-crested cockatoo's normal diet consists of berries, seeds, nuts and roots.

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