COCKATOOS RELEASED IN YANCHEP,
ABOUT 10 rehabilitated Carnaby’s white tail black cockatoos will return to the wild in Yanchep this afternoon.
Native Animal Rescue group and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will co-ordinate today’s release of the endangered birds at Yanchep National Park. “There is usually a flock that comes in to roost so we are hoping to release our birds to join the wild flock,” group black cockatoo team leader Michael Jones said.
Department wildlife officer Karen Smith, Mr Jones and half a dozen volunteers helped catch the birds for banding and DNA testing at the Malaga centre yesterday.
Many of the birds came to the centre after receiving treatment at Perth Zoo for injuries caused by vehicle strikes or illness.
Wildlife officer Karen Smith, from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, tends to the rehabilitated cockatoos.