We'll tell you the importance of preserving and restoring the park with birds!
Macaw - Photo courtesy of Attractant
The Bird Park is for sure one of the best tours of Foz do Iguaçu, moving more than 800 thousand visitors per year, contact with nature and animals bring people from all over the world to come to the west of Paraná, looking for this differential ride!
The walk in the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu is unique because of its contact with lovely birds, unlike a zoo, the Park focuses on bird conservation and recovery, as a shelter to help maintain the existence of the birds. birds of our Atlantic Forest!
The care there is from the birth of the animal until its development, all healthily accompanied with care by the Park's professional team (formed by veterinarians, technicians, zootechnicians and biologists), who always aims to reintegrate these animals to their group in the community. park or even back to nature if possible!
In the Park live more than 1.500 registered birds, of 150 different species!
The Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu is the only park on the planet to preserve species and birds of the Atlantic Forest, besides having one of the most important projects in the fight against the extinction of several bird breeds!
King Parrot Project:
Parrot - Photo courtesy of Attractive
The King Parrot is the most secluded species of parrot for trafficking, so an important campaign to restructure this breed has begun to gain strength not to put them on the list of possible extinct animals!
In order to prevent the drop in the number of kingfishers, the Parque das Aven maintenance team creates nests that are donated to the reintegration project, the Kingfisher Project, where there are monitored numbers and activities of birds in their reproduction. , to see what can be done to help them maintain and grow their pack.
A parrot with history:
On our last visit, we learned the story of Valentina, a parrot, who was rescued with the bullshit and with a cut roast, she still underwent two surgeries to survive, but thanks to the dedication and work of the park staff she has recovered and this year she is already 5 years old in the park (Practically a child, since parrots can live up to 70 years), being one of the main stars in the open jumpers that the coaches show to visitors!
Reproduction: The chance to keep species alive!
Guará - photo courtesy of attractive
Early spring is the breeding season for many species in the park, and how does this project work?
Depending on the breed, nests or structures are offered as similar as possible to nature, so birds can build their nests with material similar to what they would build in the wild.
The breeding process should be as natural as possible, and supervision is clearly in place to ensure that the animals need assistance, so the team is positioned if there is egg rolling, past birth time, parents leaving the nest and the egg, or the cracked egg and etc.
In these cases the team of the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu will analyze these eggs, the health of the chicks, and if necessary take them to the Chick Room, where the egg will be incubated and warmed at the right temperature to hatch!
And won't the egg owners miss him?
Clearly yes, but to avoid the angry wave of birds without their children, the team replaces the egg with a wood-like one so the bird won't miss it when it sits back in the nest!
Returning to hatching, with a specific process, the egg is opened or hatched to help the hatchling, this hatchling cannot be exposed much to human contact, even at birth he is shown the figure of the bird he resembles, so There are plush toys, positioned when the puppy hatches, to identify with, when the team is with that puppy, silence is essential, so that the puppy does not begin to imitate human sounds!
And why all this?
Because puppies that become very “humanized” to human touch when they need to be reinstated to their home group end up being rejected or even hunted by others in the group because of their disagreement!
So, so that the puppy can live again with his peers has a whole preparation and care, until he is ready to live with the other birds he stays in the Puppy Room being warmed and fed, with baby food syringes. egg and etc) specifies for its species, or spoons with "beak" shapes perfect to feed the hungry puppies!
Flamingos: One of the focus and breeding species this time of year!
Flamingos - Photo Courtesy of Attractive
Flamingos go through the similar process of other birds, but at this time they have their own peculiarities, but besides beautiful animals are in a large enclosure, with mirrored walls in the background that gives them the feeling that they are numerous and are safe from predators, beside the mirrors the flamingos seek their favorite spot, in the soft sand they handle with their beak digging the spot, where they lay and hatch their eggs.
Jacutinga and the Alagoas Mutum: Human hunting and the preservation of the species!
Jacutinga - Photo courtesy of Attractant
Another cause leading to the extinction of many species is bird hunting, in addition to the illegal trade that treats birds as “pets” something a wild animal should never be!
Hunting is something that has strongly affected the bird ecosystem, leading birds such as Jacutinga and Alagoas Mutum victims of human hunting, where they were caught, similar to chickens, and served as food.
This activity ended up depleting the number of these wild animals, leading to Jacutinga extinction in some places in Brazil and falling numbers in what remained to protect them the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu also focuses on a breeding and release project, In partnership with Save Brasil em2017, through the Jacutinga Project, 6 birds were released in the Serra da Mantiqueira in SP! Released with a tracker chip for researchers to observe their development in an attempt to reintegrate the breed, for now 5 of them are alive and surviving on their own.
Another species, the Alagoas Curassow, has been extinct in the wild, meaning they only exist in shelters such as the Bird Park or zoos, the Park is very proud to keep alive another victim of hunting and loss of its habitat, the Mutuns are very pretty with their shiny black feathers, but they also need the help of the park staff to be fully effective!
Deforestation: the almost total loss of the Atlantic Forest!
Unfortunately, by human action, the Atlantic Forest biome is only about 8% of its total forestation, this brutal deforestation activity has had major impacts on the ecosystem of what was once a large forest, one of which was the disappearance of many birds that lived and balanced the Atlantic Forest biome.
Thanks to this change of environment, human hunting, natural predatorism or worse, illegal trafficking, many birds have already disappeared from this forest!
Trafficking: something to fight!
Dirty-faced Parakeet _ photo courtesy of Attractive
The issue of trafficking these wild animals is another problem that always impacts the existence of birds in the Atlantic Forest!
It is a fact that as long as people think that wild animals can be bred at home, this problem will never end, unfortunately animal trafficking is the 3º largest illicit activity in the world, in Brazil bird trafficking is 1º placed in largest animal trafficking.
This activity is very cruel, as it usually takes birds out of their newborn nests without shelter away from their parents and their natural environment, in which case birds often undergo many mistreatment, in deplorable transport conditions, in small and suffocating ones that are used in the illegal trade to move birds from one point to another.
What does the Bird Park do in these cases?
The Bird Park is the shelter of many feathered friends who came from this illegal activity, often stressed and injured they come to the park in bad conditions, brought by the Environmental Bodies, responsible for the rescue of these animals, such as Ibama, Environmental Police, Environmental Police and etc.
Birds are treated and monitored by veterinarians, biologists, zootechnists and park technicians, until they can live together and can even participate in tourist visits, being one of the best tours in Foz do Iguaçu!
See our visit to the Bird Park:
Enchanted as the Bird Park is one of the best walks in Foz do Iguaçu, besides being amazing in helping our little ones with feathers?
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photo courtesy of attractive
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