Did you know that some parrots use plants as their own pharmacy?
Dr. Juan Marcello did a study on this together with many colleagues back in 2018.
Masello, J.F., Martínez, J., Calderón, L. et al. Can the intake of antiparasitic secondary metabolites explain the low prevalence of hemoparasites among wild Psittaciformes?. Parasites Vectors 11, 357 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2940-3
Learn more about selfless parrots, click here for youtube VIDEO
Brucks & von Bayern (2020). Parrots Voluntarily Help Each Other to Obtain Food Rewards. Current Biology 30, 1–6 January 20, 2020.
Krasheninnikova A, Brucks D,Blanc S, von Bayern AMP (2019). Assessing African grey parrots’ prosocial tendencies in a token choice paradigm. Royal Society Open Science 6: 190696
Learn about conservation programmes for parrots. These projects are endorsed by the EAZA Parrot TAG
2022: The Katala Foundation have many activities to support the Philippine Cockatoo
2021: The Limbe Wildlife Centre has an ongoing Conservation_Proposal
Limbe Wildlife Centre on the Project Progress September 2021
Suggested open source educational materials and activity inspiration for use on the World Parrot Day or for other Parrot themed education activities:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 related lockdown in many zoos and schools around the world, we have added a “Corona Virus Supplement” with many alternative ideas for having a online World Parrot Day PDF – World Parrot Day Online
PDF – 2022 Education on Philippine_cockatoo Katalita (new 2022)
PDF – 2021 Education on Grey Parrot Gonzo (new 2021)
PDF – Invasive Species Information (new 2021)
PDF – Invasive Species Activities (new 2021)
PDF – Activities for Children (updated 2021)
PDF – AZA World Parrot Day 2021 Packet (new 2021)
We would like to thank our colleagues for sharing their materials with us. If you have any great ideas or material that you wish to share open source please get in touch with the EAZA Parrot TAG Education Advisor, Stephan Worm.
For more content and ideas see also the World Parrot Day Facebook page #WorldParrotDay
RETURN to the joint Parrot TAG’s page
On the work of the Katala Foundation on the Philippine cockatoo.
Limbe Wildlife Centre on progress up til September 2021.