Odd things at Melbourne zoo

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Subject: Odd things at Melbourne zoo
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:51:51 +1100
I've just visited Melbourne for 4 days and yesterday went to the Melbourne
zoo. Two curiosities: a Blue-faced Honeyeater on the outside of the Great
Flight Aviary keeping company with one Blue-faced Honeyeater on the inside.
I was surprised to see how many people are so dumb as to open the inner or
outer of the double doors whilst someone else is holding the other one open,
so surely things will escape.

The other odd thing is just inside the entrance (or exit) under the dome, a
female Eclectus Parrot and a Pink Cockatoo occupying the same hollow stump
and looking very chummy with a lot of allopreeening of each other whilst
exchanging places in the hollow. There is a male Eclectus Parrot in the



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