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Anywhere you look at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, you're bound to see one of our feathered friends - in the wild, perched on a fence, or in an enclosure. The zoo is home to numerous chickens, peacocks, parrots and raptors.

MesaDOB: 1995
FCZS: 1996
Sex: Female
Weight: 400 grams.

Female African Gray parrot Mesa’s wild relations live in African rainforests. She was captive born in 1995 and moved to the Zoo Sanctuary a year later. These parrots are among the world’s smartest animals, and require lots of time and energy as pets. She has a list of special sounds she’s picked up on her own: the classroom door opening, the beep-beep of trucks

 

 

AndyDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 1997
Sex: Male
Weight: 600 grams.

We’re not sure of Mealy Amazon parrot Andy’s birthday, but he’s been a part of the Zoo Sanctuary family since 1997. A perfect example of Nature’s camouflage, Andy disappears into the background of dark green fig tree leaves.

 

 

 

p_lutherDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 1997
Sex: Male
Weight: 400 grams.

To identify Luther, look for his handsome yellow-feathered eye rings. A former pet, he is a Blue Front Amazon. Luther has a small human vocabulary, but he usually speaks very quietly. Listen carefully!

 

 

 

LarryDOB: 1995
FCZS: 1999
Sex: Male
Weight: 500 grams.

Larry Bird is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon. He was relinquished to the Zoo Sanctuary in 1999. He was a former pet. Look for his bright red wing feathers. Even though parrots are native to tropical climates, with proper care they can become acclimated to live outside all year in this area

 

 

BingoDOB: 2000
FCZS: 2000
Sex: Male
Weight: 1.1 kilograms.

He came to the zoo at a young age. He enjoys dancing when visitors sing the song, “B-I-N-G-O!”

Bingo is a Blue & Gold macaw. While Bingo’s bright blue and gold colors make him a standout in the exhibit, he would be surprisingly well camouflaged in the tropical forests where his wild family lives. Check a nearby tree; notice how many colors other than green you can see

 

RockyDOB: 1983
FCZS: 2012
Sex: Male
Weight: 1.1 kilograms.

Blue and Gold macaw Rocky came to the Zoo from a rescue situation. Since these birds can live to be 50 years old, Ricky is middle-aged

 

 

 

 

 

sierraDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 2005
Sex: Female
Weight: 10.4 lbs.

Sierra was found “down” and rescued by Tahoe Wildlife Care. Experts there noted that while she can fly, she chose not to fly. While she can’t live wild, at the Zoo Sanctuary she has no apparent problem spreading her big 6-foot wings in the eagle exhibit to get what she wants. Keepers watch to make sure she doesn’t end up with all the food.

 

 

PinyonDOB: 2004
FCZS: 2011
Sex: Male
Weight: 8.8 lbs.

In July 2013, male golden eagle Pinyon was found starving near Latrobe Road by a construction crew. X-rays showed an arthritic left wing from an old injury. He was transferred to a falconer for training at the California Foundation for Birds of Prey and moved to the Zoo in August 2011. (Pinyon pine nuts were a staple of Native Americans.)”

 

 

sedonaDOB: 1997
FCZS: 1998
Sex: Female
Weight: 2.2 lbs.

Sedona's fractured left wing was amputated. His white feathers indicate that he is a light color morph. Sedona was hatched in 1998 and as he matures, he may – or may not – have a red tail. Note the spotted "cummerbund" or belly band, typical of red-tailed hawks.

 

 

 

OwlDOB: 1991
FCZS: 1996
Sex: Female
Weight: 1.8 lbs.

As a young owlet, Aerial fell from her nest and was found by some well-meaning children. Not knowing what to do, they put her in a small cage and fed her only raw hamburger. Birds need natural foods with calcium and minerals for proper growth. Aerial’s bones grew weak, and as she outgrew her cage, her left wing was caught in the wire and broke in three places. A veterinarian amputated the wing and Aerial moved to the zoo sanctuary. Famous Aerial has visited hundreds of classrooms teaching kids about owls

 

DiegoDOB: 1991
FCZS: 2008
Sex: Male
Weight: 2.2 lbs.

Before Great Horned Owl Phineas moved to the zoo sanctuary in 2008 he had a teaching job at Turtle Bay Exploration Park near Redding, California. He learned to stand on a leather gauntlet that protected the trainer’s arm from his sharp talons. Long cords called jesses were attached to soft leather anklets on Phineas’ legs, which the trainer held to keep him safe. He’s a day-sleeper. Look for Phineas in his house or high up on the rafters

 

graysonDOB: 1998
FCZS: 1998
Sex: Male
Weight: 1.6 lbs.

A palm tree was where Grayson’s mother laid her eggs. Not having room to hold all the owlets, one fell out on the ground. When Grayson was found, he had a head trauma and couldn’t see. Although owls mainly use their hearing to hunt, Grayson spent too much time with people while he was healing and became imprinted. Because of this, he could not be released. It was later discovered that his sight had returned. Looks can be deceiving; he only weighs about 1 pound

 

SamDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 1997
Sex: Male
Weight: 2.2 lbs.

When he was young, Sam flew into a windshield of a truck. A young bird’s first attempt to fly isn’t always successful. Many young birds are injured or die in the first few months of their lives. Sam wears a blue leg band

 

 

 

DiegoDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 1999
Sex: Female
Weight: 1.4 lbs.

You might confuse smaller female Diego for a crow. However, you’ll notice that she has characteristic raven features: a heavy thick bill, shaggy throat feathers and wedge shaped tail. Diego used to be housed with Sam and Canyon, but after it was determined that the two males were picking on her she was moved to private quarters

 

 

CanyonDOB: Unknown
FCZS: 1999
Sex: Male
Weight: 2 lbs.

Canyon lived in the Grand Canyon where he was found with a permanent wing injury. After recovering at a licensed, wildlife rehabilitation facility, he found a new home at the zoo sanctuary

 

 

 

FergusDOB: 2012
FCZS: 2012
Sex: Male
Weight: 2160 grams.

His colors and curled up tail feathers identify Fergus as a male. After breeding season, males molt their colorful feathers replacing them with speckled brown feathers typical of females, possibly making them less noticeable to predators

 

 

 

HennyPennyDOB: 2009
FCZS: 2009
Sex: Female
Weight: 1.5 kilograms.

It’s possible that Henny Penny’s preference would be to spend all her time with her best friends, the Zoo Docents. She’ll sit on someone’s lap or nap on the desk. However, her duties lie with the outreach chickens teaching kids and grownups about chicken life. Henny was sitting on a fence when a biker went riding past. To their surprise, she jumped on the handlebars and refused to fly off. She was brought to the Zoo Sanctuary where everyone fell in love with her