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Festive treats keep birds happy at Paradise Park

By CMChloe  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

  • Birds treated to festive presents at Paradise Park

  • Birds treated to festive presents at Paradise Park

  • Birds treated to festive presents at Paradise Park

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The inhabitants of Paradise Park have been getting into the Christmas spirit.

Staff have been busy wrapping treats for some of the park’s many birds and animals.

The festive gifts include seeds and fruit, which keepers say are some of the creature’s favourite snacks.

Senior parrot keeper, Louise Pellow, said: “Our Blue-throated Conures had great fun unwrapping their pine cone with blueberries and pomegranate. It is also great activity for them, keeping them busy on these colder days. Although we are closed to visitors on Christmas day, the keepers will be in to make sure all the animals and birds have their Christmas meals.”

The park has had a busy year, with the birth of twin red panda cubs and the release of Blue-throated Macaws into the wild.

Alison Hales, director at Paradise Park, said: “We would like to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for your support as we could not do what we do without you. We had some big achievements in 2013 with the highlight being six Blue-throated Macaws which were bred at Paradise Park being flown to Bolivia to be released into the wild. So a very big thank you to you all.”

Paradise Park is closed on Christmas Day, but open every other day from 10am until 3pm.

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