Newman’s New Home

May 07, 2024 | 1 minute read

Exciting news from the Rainforest Aviary! Alexandrine parakeet, ‘Newman’, has recently joined his fellow feathered friends in the African Rainforest building’s tropical oasis.

Since his arrival in 2014, Newman has resided behind-the-scenes. As an ambassador for his species, he’s helped us to educate generations of campers and school program participants about the conservation challenges facing parrots and the dangers of the illegal wildlife trade.

Our dedicated Animal Care, Health & Welfare team has been working with Newman for several months to ensure a seamless transition into his new home. To help him acclimate and strengthen his wings for aviary life, Newman has been honing his flying skills in the Rainforest Classroom. As you can see, he is turning into a flying ace!

Right now, Newman is still being introduced to the habitat and the other birds, so he makes regular flying visits to the Rainforest Aviary and will eventually become a permanent resident of the habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for his brilliant plumage among the trees during your next visit!