Entries in Cacatua sulphurea - Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (15)
The Abbotti cockatoo (C. sulphurea abbotti) is one of the rarest parrots in the world and is currently on the threshold of extinction with only twenty birds left on Masakambing island in the remote Java Sea, Indonesia. To support and help create awareness of these beautiful birds, renowned wildlife artist Andrew Denman has created a one-of-a-kind pencil drawing which will be put up for auction. 100% of the proceeds will be used to protect and conserve this small population.
Wildlife officers said Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds, including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, that had been smuggled into the Philippines for sale to wealthy collectors.
Scientists speculate two factors may influence why some animal species are smarter than others: the foraging behavior of a species (for instance, how cognitively demanding it is for the animals to obtain food) and the social complexity of the animals’ society.