Annual bird check-up

Bird keepers have carried out annual health checks on many of the zoo’s feathered residents.


Section Leader, Kellie Piper, pictured above, said: “We worm many of the birds every year including our raven, owls, kookaburras, egrets and Oz the toucan.

“As we have to catch them up to administer the worming liquid, it gives us an ideal opportunity to give them a thorough check-up at the same time.

“We also check their feet and make sure their feathers are nice and clean and it also enables us to trim their beaks too, if needed.”