AS the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot arrives at its traditional breeding grounds in Tasmania, an initiative has been launched to save this beautiful little bird from extinction in the wild.
The first of the remaining orange-bellied parrots are reported to have arrived at Melaleuca in the far South-West after crossing Bass Strait from their wintering grounds on the Victorian and South Australian coasts.
There are believed to be only about 35 of the parrots left in the wild.
NEW DELHI: People For Animals (PFA) rescued 440 parrots while they were being transported on a bus in Ghaziabad on Friday. The birds, stuffed in four cages, were being taken to Delhi's Jama Masjid area from where some of them would have been transported to Jaipur. About 60 of them were found dead or died soon after being rescued. The condition of another 60-70 was said to be critical.