Brevard Zoo Welcomes First Galahs to Ever Hatch at Zoo, Cockatoos Native to Australia

By  //  April 4, 2021

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

As adults, Cockatoos are famed for their vibrant pink plumage

The Brevard Zoo animal care staff are doting over two tiny galahs, as one chick hatched on March 21 and the younger sibling emerged from their egg six days later. The eggs were placed in a climate-controlled incubator several weeks ago because the chicks’ parents had not successfully hatched out young in the past. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Zoo animal care staff are doting over two tiny galahs, as one chick hatched on March 21 and the younger sibling emerged from their egg six days later.

The latter has yet to open their eyes. They are the first galahs to ever hatch at the Zoo.

The eggs were placed in a climate-controlled incubator several weeks ago because the chicks’ parents had not successfully hatched out young in the past.

The chicks—who have not yet been named or sexed—are syringe-fed a specialized parrot formula nine times throughout the day.

These youngsters will stay behind the scenes for at least a few weeks, then move to a public-facing habitat with the rest of the Zoo’s galah flock.

Galahs are members of the cockatoo family native to Australia. As adults, they are famed for their vibrant pink plumage.

These youngsters will stay behind the scenes for at least a few weeks, then move to a public-facing habitat with the rest of the Zoo’s galah flock. (Brevard Zoo image)
Brevard Zoo Continues Indian River Lagoon Conservation Initiative, Plants 100 Clam BedsRelated Story:
Brevard Zoo Continues Indian River Lagoon Conservation Initiative, Plants 100 Clam Beds

CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS

Leave a Comment