Saving parrots stranded by Ian Rescuers flock to save parrots stranded by Ian

5 October 2022
2022-10-05 17:38

The birds have been relying on food donated by wildlife officials since Ian hit, but the supply of fruit, peanuts and other edibles would soon be hard to come by because of the downed bridge and the scarcity of gasoline on the island.

In the hours before the storm, the sanctuary owners herded their flock of birds and packed them into their home to shield them from the ferocity of the elements.

On Tuesday, the volunteers stuck nets and their bare hands into cages to pen the birds in cages. A volunteer said they are going to try to crate up as many parrots as they can and get them to safety. 

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