One of only three migratory parrot species in the world, the Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) migrates annually from coastal south-western Tasmania to south-eastern Australia every winter. It’s estimated that there are less than 50 Orange-bellied Parrots left in the wild. The parrot is threatened by loss of habitat and introduced cats and foxes. Zoos SA plays a key role in the recovery of this species through captive breeding at Adelaide Zoo. Zoos SA is represented on the Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Team.

Our project partners include Birdlife Australia, Zoos Victoria, Taroona Breeding Facility, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water, and the Australian Government Department of the Environment.

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Orange-bellied Parrot

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Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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