World Parrot Day was originally founded 2004 by the World Parrot Trust and has been adopted by many organisations aiming to promote parrots and highlight the threats they face in the wild. This day is held annually on May 31st
The EAZA Parrot TAG would like to promote the day with educational activities in zoos worldwide and to encourage zoo visitors to experience parrots – either in your local zoo or if you are lucky, in the wild.
Below are various open source materials and ideas which can be used to educate children and adults about how amazing parrots are and why they are threatened in the wild.
28% of Parrot species are threatened with extinction and more than half of the Parrot species are currently in decline… It is time for action. Celebrate World Parrot Day with us and join our efforts for parrot conservation.

Motto for 2020: “Be kind and selfless – be more Parrot”

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 the conservation programme for African grey parrots run by the Limbe Wildlife Centre and find out more about the current funding needs here. Limbe_conservation_proposal_2020

This project is endorsed by the EAZA Parrot TAG for support in 2020


Learn more About Parrot Taxon Advisory Groups the work they do on



Suggested open source educational materials and activity inspiration for 2020:

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 World Parrot Day Online PDF

Information material: PDF Information material_2020

Craft toys and Enrichment: PDF Craft toys and enrichment_2020

Fundraising for conservation Projects: PDF Fundraising for conservation_2020

Activities for Children: PDF Activities_for_children_2020

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 contend and ideas see also the World Parrot Day Facebook page #WorldParrotDay


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