17 June 2010
Australia Zoo's Free Flight Bird Show is world-class.
Everyday a vibrant array of native and exotic birds spread their wings in our 5000 seat Crocoseum. It is simply spectacular!
Amongst the colourful lorikeets, majestic macaws and soaring cockatoos that wow the crowds in the show, is our cheeky Pied Cormorant, Flipper.
Flipper is a veteran star of the water bird segment in the Free Flight Bird Show. And as much as he loves to be the centre of attention, it's time for him to take a well-earned holiday. Our Little Pied Cormorant, Scuba, is set to take the stage and fill Flipper's very big...flippers?
With lots of fishy rewards and a bit of hard work, Scuba quickly mastered her entrance through the infamous ‘love canal' into the Crocoseum to greet the crowds and show-off her skills. What a natural!
Australia Zoo delivers ‘conservation through exciting education' at every chance we get! And Scuba's segment in the Free Flight Bird show is the perfect opportunity for our water birds to spread a vital message and help save their cousins in the wild.
Once she is centre stage, Scuba darts through the water collecting rubbish to teach everyone how easy and important it is to keep our waterways clean.
Each year the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo treats hundreds of water birds just like Scuba, who have fallen victim to careless littering.