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razor-billed curassow aviary

photo taken 1992. There are no longer any curassows in NZ and I believe only one (or two?) left in Australia

razor-billed curassow aviary
Chlidonias, 9 Jun 2010
    • Chlidonias
      photo taken 1992. There are no longer any curassows in NZ and I believe only one (or two?) left in Australia
    • Electus Parrot
      Unfortunately only two females left in Australia, one at Adelaide and another at Taronga.
    • ZooGirl101
      Are they nearly extinct or something?
    • zooboy28
      Only in Australasian zoos. They are a common South American species, the captive population of which has sadly died out here.
    • ZooGirl101
      Nawww. they look beautiful.
    • Jabiru96
      I believe now only the single female at Adelaide left.
    • Electus Parrot
      Yes, taronga's passed away only a couple of months ago. A real unfortunate loss for Australia when this species dies out.
    • zooboy28
      I hadn't realised Taronga's had died as well, sad that I missed it on both my visits there. Don't remember ever seeing the Auckland bird either, but I may have when younger.
    • Chlidonias
      I didn't see the Taronga one either when I was there (or the Auckland one for that matter, this being a photo my sister took). I was going to be visiting Adelaide this year on my way back from Asia but now I'm just doing Western Australia, so I won't see the Adelaide one either.
    • Electus Parrot
      I think that Taronga's bird was off display for a while, but I'm not sure for how long.
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