Rare parrot that looks like a ‘dinosaur/chicken’ born at Chester Zoo

Rare parrot that looks like a ‘dinosaur/chicken’ born at Chester Zoo


One little birdie is getting some special
attention at Chester Zoo as they welcome the birth of a rare parrot. The month-old hyacinth macaw chick is being
hand-reared by zookeepers after it was hatched in an incubator. The tiny chick, who keepers have named Jessie
because they can’t tell the sex yet, has been described as a cross between a dinosaur and
a plucked chicken. And it’s so small it’s being kept in tupperwear that is doubling
up as a crib. Jessie is certainly keeping zoo staff busy
too. The baby bird requires around-the-clock care,
as it will be sometime before it develops feathers and they can send away DNA analysis
to determine the sex of the bird. Hyacinth macaws, which are considered an endangered
species, are the world’s largest parrot and are found in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

12 thoughts on “Rare parrot that looks like a ‘dinosaur/chicken’ born at Chester Zoo

  1. Hey stupid. ALL parrot chicks resemble this animal depending on the particular species. Your blatant ignorance is embarrassing.

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