Animal Diaries Archive
Chloe The Movie Star
4 June 2004G'day, and welcome to the very first of our weekly instalments on the inner workings of the bird department.
Lets kick off with the very exciting, two new chicks that have recently fledged in the rainforest aviary. Just a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to get our first sightings of a baby red-browed finch and pied imperial pigeon chick. The finches are found right down the east coast of Australia, while the pied imperial pigeons (or more commonly known as Torres Straight pigeons), are found in the Torres Straight region. It will still be many weeks before they completely look after themselves so we will keep you posted on their progress.
Each week we would like to give you a more in-depth look at a bird species and the individual characters we have the pleasure of working with each day. We will start off with our beautiful princess 'Chloe'. Chloe is a very important bird and doesn't she know it. Chloe has been a movie star herself and stared in "The Wiggles – Wiggly Safari". She played Captain Feather sword's cockatoo. Chloe has been at the zoo for about two years now and she previously belonged to John Stainton who produces all of the Croc Hunter shows. For anyone who has been to Australia zoo before you may remember Chloe as she hangs out in the wombat enclosure when the weather is fine or on a rainy day she prefers to spend the day with the girls at the information desk.
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