VIDEO: Meet This Baby Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo Recently Rescued In Australia

A yellow-tailed black cockatoo, weak and unable to feed herself, was found at Marrickville Park in Sydney.

A yellow-tailed black cockatoo, weak and unable to feed herself, was found at Marrickville Park in Sydney.

Two weeks ago WIRES, Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services Inc in New South Wales, Australia, received a sickly baby cockatoo from someone who had found the bird at Marrickville Park in Sydney. Angela Robertson-Buchanan, who works at WIRES, told The Daily Telegraph that the bird, believed to be 3-months-old, was the first of its kind in her branch? history. Michael Shiels, senior birdkeeper at Taronga Zoo, added that black cockatoos are not nearly as common in Sydney as the sulfur-crested cockatoos.

“They are an occasional visitor to the area but Marrickville doesn? have the most viable habitat,?Shiels told The Daily Telegraph. “They like breeding in large tree hollows.?lt;/span>

The black cockatoo, named Opal by staff at WIRES, came to the facility in need of syringe feedings every three hours. “The poor little thing could hardly lift its head or even sit on a perch,?Robertson-Buchanan said, according to The Daily Telegraph. “After treating her with fluids and feeding her over the weekend, I took Opal to the Summer Hill Vet clinic for a full examination and she was put on a course of antibiotics as well.?lt;/span>

Even though the possibility of survival seemed low when Opal first arrived at WIRES, she is now beginning to thrive, as you can see by the flapping of her wings in the video above.

Since Opal? rescue, two adult yellow-tailed black cockatoos have been spotted at Marrickville Park. Robertson-Buchanan plans on taking Opal to these birds to see if she can call for them, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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