On the 26th April our Victoria Crowned Pigeon breeding pair, Violet and Ozzy welcomed their 7th chick!

The chick stayed in the nest close to mum and dad during the first few weeks, with them both being very attentive. The youngster has since fledged the nest sooner than we expected but it is doing extremely well and is learning the ropes from its older sibling!

Crowned-pigeons are the largest pigeons in the world and are regarded as one of the most handsome of all pigeons. This exciting news is very important to the conservation of this species as the Victorian crowned-pigeon is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

See if you can spot the newest arrival to the family in their enclosure at Penguin Shores.

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