The Orange-bellied Parrot is a small native parrot that migrates annually from mainland Australia to Tasmania for breeding. Current threats include habitat loss and modification, predation by introduced and native species, spread of noxious weeds and inbreeding due to a small population size.
How we are helping:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary contributes to the Australian zoo associations (ZAA) intuitive to help save the critically endangered Orange-bellied parrot. The captive program boasts a healthy population of over 300 birds which are bred to release back to their natural habitat. This valuable contribution by zoos helps to provide insurance against the extinction of the species in the wild. Sadly, it is one of Australia’s most endangered birds and researchers estimate that with less than 100 birds left in the wild, the Orange-bellied parrot may become extinct within the next 5 years.
Come and visit us to see our conservation work at the below onsite park location.
Map reference #15 Conservation Aviaries