COCKATOOS RE­LEASED IN YANCHEP,

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

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.

Picture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d469285

Wildlife of­fi­cer Karen Smith, from the Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife, tends to the re­ha­bil­i­tated cockatoos.

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