Australia rallies to save the south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo
by: logan jimenez
Cockatoos are beautiful birds. Black cockatoos are strikingly beautiful birds. The south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo is possibly the most gorgeous of the black cockatoos. Sadly, the south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo, a subspecies of the red-tailed black, is also one of the most endangered. There are only about 1500 of these birds left.
According to ABC Australia, the government has stepped up to help save the species from going extinct. The government, according to ABC South East SA, is committing $3.2 million (about $2.3 million USD) to help regenerate habitat, plant feed, and nest sites.
This is fantastic news because the south-eastern black cockatoo is one of the pickiest eaters of the cockatoo family.
Logan Jimenez is owned by five cockatoos. Babs and Cosmo are white cockatoos (aka umbrella cockatoos), Jazzy and Madison are salmon crested cockatoos (aka Moluccan cockatoos), and Pearl who is a goffin cockatoo. Logan studied Environmental Policy and Analysis with a focus on Education at Interpretation at Bowling Green State University. In addition to being a founding member of Save the Cockatoos Network, INC he is a the educational chairperson for Legislative Rights for Parrots.