By Patricia Keamo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
For city residents and travellers who enjoy a day out at the Port Moresby Nature Park with the animals, a new addition was made today for animal conservation.
With the continued support and sponsorship from the Paga Hill Estate, the Port Moresby Nature Park opened a new parrot conservation aviary built at a cost of K35, 000. This conservation will now see the park’s cockatoos on public display.
Paga Hill Estates CEO, Mr. Gudmundur Fridriksson says Paga Hill has been supporting Nature Park for a number of years and they are happy to continue their support for the park’s educational and conservational messaging.
According to the park’s General Manager, Michelle McGeorge, this is the first of three aviaries being constructed to house cockatoos and other parrot species, – many of which have been surrendered to the park as unwanted pets and rescued animals.
”It is not a good idea in the first place to take parrot as pets,” says Michelle. “These animals require special care and more work to maintain.”
The first aviary opened today will be home to three cockatoos. The other two will be opened over the next four weeks.