Animal Diaries Archive
Progress for Nuebi and Djagarna
27 October 2006
It has been a busy week this week. We have had numerous birds advance in the training programs and this has made our midday training session quite full. Djagarna the Jabiru has advanced to flying from her aviary at the Rover Headquarters to the Crocoseum. A total distance of around 200 metres. Once she takes of, this flight only takes her around one minute before she touches down in the Crocoseum - it is a very impressive flight for such a large bird.
Two of our macaws, Raeka and Jussari, have also progressed to learning their show routines. This should be the last step before they make an appearance for the crowds.
Nuebi the Barking Owl has started doing his full routine again and is showing signs of being just about ready for a show. Nuebi has also been doing much film and educational work as well. You can see in this week's photo Jason, Alex and Nuebi during the school talk that we took part in last week. You may remember us talking about it in last week's article. Nuebi is moving along fantastically and seems to take to new people very well, and he doesn’t seem to worry too much about new objects either. In fact, we have only found two things that Nuebi does not like. One is the swallows in the Crocoseum (they dive-bomb him during breeding season), and the other is people with exceptionally deep voices. Maybe he gets threatened by their voice as it is similar to his own bark.
Anyway, must get back to the birds as I can hear them calling in the distance.