4 February 2014
Our daily Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors show became a little more colourful this week, with two bright new performers welcomed into the troupe.
Beautiful rainbow lorikeets Rocko and Biscuit made their debut performance yesterday in our world-famous Crocoseum, after several months of training. The colourful cuties join a group of both red-collared and rainbow lorikeets that show off their speed and skills to some classic ACDC, each day at noon.
During their training sessions, we heard Rocko and Biscuit just loved playing hide and seek with the keepers! They would often be found frolicking in the blossoms of the neighbouring trees when they didn't return home right away.
"We would coax them down with their favourite food of bottlebrush and by calling their names, which they associate with food," explains Bird Keeper Jodie, "But they are clever little guys so eventually they learnt to fly straight home after training in the Crocoseum."
Although Rocko and Biscuit are the youngest in the pack of lorikeets here at Australia Zoo, that doesn't stop them bossing the others around and being the centre of attention. Biscuit is the most boistrous and has already claimed his position as leader of the group, with Rocko not too far behind.
When not performing or cheekily hiding from their keepers, Rocko and Biscuit enjoy a good, old-fashioned scratch on the neck and the undivided love of our bird crew members.
Catch Rocko and Biscuit and all the action of our daily Wildlife Warriors show here at Australia Zoo, from midday daily.