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Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
Rainy days are a little different for us at the Bird Show, because it means our shows might be cancelled.
Today I took a look at something quite unexpected, ‘Angus’ the Rufous Owl had laid an egg. No, he hadn’t defied the odds and become the first male to take on the hatching role. He, we discovered, is actually a she, and has now been renamed ‘Agnes’.
Last Friday was an interesting day for the Bird Show crew.
Angus is a Rufous Owl, and up until recently, was one of the stars of our QBE Free-Flight Bird Show.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
You may have watched the Bird Show before and seen Stellar, the Black Kite, or Dixie, the Whistling Kite, but hopefully you’ll soon be able to see our newest addition, Zephyr, the Brahminy Kite.
After our Bird Show, it is not uncommon that people will come down and ask us just how we train our birds. How do we get them to display their amazing behaviours? And, how is it that they do not fly away? The answer is easy, positive reinforcement.

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