The Zoo is home to two Amazon parrots, one male, Ralph and one female, Alice. Both were born in 1994 and arrived here in 2000. They get along very well and can often be seen grooming each other or singing to one another in their enclosure.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status: Least concern. Many of these birds are endangered because of habitat destruction and trapping for the pet trade.
This parrot is found in Central America and South America, typically among canopies of forests and jungles.
The Amazon parrot is an herbivore (plant eater); they feed mainly on fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, buds and blossoms.