Friday 7 August, 2020

Cayman sets another world record with a very special birth

Many of you may not have known but this past Sunday was World Parrot Day - and fittingly, Cayman has some FABULOUS news.

One of the iconic species included in the conservation programmes at Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is the Cayman Brac Amazon Parrot, Cayman's other National Bird.

In 2019, CTC became the first facility in the world to successfully breed the Cayman Brac parrot in captivity, and in 2020 it has happened again! 

On May 14, 2020 our breeding pair of Cayman Brac parrots, 'mom' Mango and 'dad' Bebop, successfully hatched the second Brac parrot chick to be born at CTC.

The park vets have given the new parrot chick a clean bill of health and the chick has been given the temporary name “Junior 2020” by caretakers until it has fledged and the sex can be determined - at which time an appropriate permanent name will be decided.

We invite you to follow Junior’s progress over the next number of weeks as he or she grows and develops the full features of a healthy juvenile Cayman Brac parrot!

See you soon!

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