Conures

Conures

Ricky, Lucy, and Fred, hybrid crosses between the sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) and the nanday conure (Aratinga nenday), were born in 2014. They came to the Foundation from a facility that took excellent care of them to be a part of our educational program. They are healthy and love to greet all the guests who come to visit the Foundation. The sun conure, also known as the sun parakeet, is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot. Sun conures have predominantly golden-yellow plumage and their face and belly are orange with red around the ears. Young sun conures are predominantly green and...

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Macaws

Macaws

Tiki, Gizmo, Pauly, and Penny are blue-and-gold macaws, Andy and Gadget are catalina macaws, Elmo and Lucy are scarlet macaws, and Sergeant is a military macaw. Elmo is one of the Foundation’s special need residents. Elmo joined the Foundation because he was plucking out his own feathers. He has transitioned well and no longer plucks his feathers but he did permanent damage to the feather follicles and is missing most of his chest feathers. The scarlet, blue-and-gold, and military macaw are all naturally occurring macaw species. Catalina macaws are a hybrid cross between the blue-and-gold...

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Bernie Mundi – White-Nosed Coatimundi

Bernie Mundi – White-Nosed Coatimundi

Bernie Mundi is a female White-Nosed Coatimundi (Nasua narica), also known as coati (kuh-wah-tee), born in May 2014. She was given to us to be a companion for our other coati, Nina. There are four known species of coatimundi: South American (Nasua nasua), Brown or White-Nosed (Nasua narica), Eastern Mountain (Nasuella meridensis), and Western Mountain (Nasuella olivacea). A coatimundi is often confused with a raccoon because of the rings on its tail or an anteater because of its long slender nose. While Nina and Bernie Mundi are not raccoons, they are from the same family, Procyonidae....

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Nina – White-Nosed Coatimundi

Nina – White-Nosed Coatimundi

Nina is a female White-Nosed Coatimundi (Nasua narica), also known as Coati (kuh-wah-tee), born in April 2007. Nina injured her tail as a baby, and her breeder was unable to place her. Nina required constant monitoring until her injury was fully healed because coatimundis are known to re-injure themselves. Nina and her companion, Bernie Mundi, have joined our educational program as ambassadors of their species. There are four known species of coatimundi: South American (Nasua nasua), Brown or White-Nosed (Nasua narica), Eastern Mountain (Nasuella meridensis), and Western Mountain (Nasuella...

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Juan & Maria – Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

Juan & Maria – Double Yellow-Headed Amazon

Juan and Maria are Double Yellow-headed Amazons (Amazona oratrix). Yellow-headed Amazons have a wide variety of subspecies that are found from Mexico to northern South America. Double Yellow-headed Amazons, like Juan and Maria, are native to Mexico and northern Central America, and are given this name based on the yellow feathers on the crown and nape (back of the neck). They are found in forests near bodies of water. Juan and Maria love to mimic our words and also love to eat peanuts! They talk so much that it sounds like they are talking on the phone! They are a popular pet because of...

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Gabriela – Ocelot

Gabriela – Ocelot

Gabriela is a female Ocelot (Felis pardalis), born on April 6, 2002. Gabriela, nicknamed Gabby for her talkative nature, was given to the Foundation as a gift for some of the work that we do with nutrition. She’s a joy, and we’re happy to have her! The ocelot’s fur gives this medium-sized cat a very distinctive appearance, with its dark brown irregular shaped spots and stripes, edged with black on a yellow/tawny background. No two patterns are alike, and this can be used to identify individuals like a fingerprint on humans. The underlying coloration varies with its habitat, with the base fur...

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