Macaw - Bill
Macaw Bill passed away this AM. He was found looking very down and unresponsive and was heading to the vet, but passed away before leaving the zoo. Bill has been battling a form of leukemia that was officially diagnosed in 2010 and had very minimal treatment options. He had been ill for quite some time before the diagnosis. When he was diagnosed we were told that birds with this type of disease typically are given 3-6mos to live, but amazingly he continued to do fairly well with his condition, experiencing a good quality of life.
He will be greatly missed by many staff and volunteers.