Friday, March 21, 2008

London Zoo opens tropical bird house

London Zoo has spent £2.5m on a tropical bird house in a restored Victorian pavilion. A miniature rainforest has been created in the Blackburn Pavilion which will become home to more than 50 species of exotic birds. Star of the show will be tiny Amazilia hummingbirds which the zoo claims are the only ones in the UK. Birds including the Socorro dove, Bali starling, Toco toucan and Mindanao bleeding heart dove will roam free in the pavilion which has been designed as part of ZSL London Zoo's plan to bring down the bars and allow visitors to come face to face with the occupants. Source: Telegraph

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