14 Nov '17, 6pm

Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video)

Thousands of African gray parrots rescued from traffickers in Congo (video)

Wildlife Conservation Society and Bronx Zoo are treating the purloined parrots at a specially built care facility; some 900 have been released back into the wild. As the price of wild parrots on the illegal market has quintupled over the last year, African forests are being stripped clean of the iconic birds. Employing a method that may haunt your dreams, wildlife traffickers catch the parrots in glue traps, sometimes by the hundreds. It is a harsh reality that leads to the death of an estimated 20 parrots for every one that makes it into a cage in someone’s home. The situation is dismal; once quite abundant, African grey parrot populations have plummeted throughout their range in West, Central and East Africa. They are extremely rare or locally extinct in Benin, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo. “In Ghana alone, African grey parrot populations are estimated to ha...

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