After a long absence, the birds are making a comeback at the Philadelphia Zoo. Caribbean flamingos, emus, Humboldt penguins and southern ground hornbills to be exact!
These birds returned to their outdoor exhibits after the zoo removed them to protect them from bird flu, after moving indoors in April, Philly Voice reported.
Dr. Donna Ialeggio, director of animal health at the Philadelphia Zoo, said animal health is a top priority.
“Everything we do at the Philadelphia Zoo revolves around the welfare of the animals in our care,” Ialeggio said in a statement. “We make science-based decisions about animal health and safety management that need to be able to evolve as situations change. We are very pleased that, based on our ongoing HPAI assessments, we are now able to return many of our birds to their preferred zoo habitats.
“The pool party is back! 🌊🐧 We are delighted to announce that our Humboldt penguin colony is back at Penguin Point. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to protect our birds from highly pathogenic avian influenza,” the zoo said. job on Instagram.
“As we continue to monitor cases in the area, penguins, flamingos, emus, hornbills and many other birds have returned to their outdoor spaces,” the official said. next post. “We know how much everyone missed seeing our feathered friends and we are happy to have them back on display for you to visit soon!”
Humboldt penguins can be seen at Penguin Point, while Caribbean flamingos can be found at Bird Valley.
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