Circle The Date to Get Cheek to Beak

2011-02-10

 

CIRCLE THE DATE - GET CHEEK TO BEAK

WITH AUDUBON AQUARIUM’S NEW EXHIBIT

Fly on in to Parakeet Pointe starting March 25, 2011

 

February 10, 2011                                                                                           New Orleans, LA

 

Birds of a feather flock together and that’s exactly what hundreds of brightly colored parakeets will be doing this spring, becoming the newest members of the Audubon Nature Institute family in their new roost, Parakeet Pointe: Treats for Tweets.

 Parakeet Pointe opens March 25, 2011,at Audubon Aquarium,

1 Canal Streetin New Orleans

 At Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the new parakeet exhibit will provide a memorable, interactive experience for Aquarium guests who stroll through the exhibit space among hundreds of brightly-colored parakeets. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase seed sticks and feed the birds as they walk through the free-flight exhibit.

“Our goal is to connect people and wildlife every day,” said Managing Director of Audubon Aquarium, Karyn Kearney. “Feeding these adorable birds directly from your hand is a fun and unique way to make that connection.”

 Parakeets are mostly ground-dwelling birds native to central Australia. Because of their popularity as pets, they can now be found nearly everywhere.  In their natural environment, these birds are greenish in color and have black and yellow markings – but they have been bred for a variety of bright color variations beyond what is normally seen in the wild.

 The new parakeet exhibit, currently being built on the second level of the Aquarium, will measure approximately 800 square feet.

 Parakeet Pointe is included with general admission to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Feed sticks can be purchased for $1. For tickets or more information call 1-800-774-7394 or (504) 581-4629 or visit www.AudubonInstitute.org.

 Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a facility of Audubon Nature Institute, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit which also operates Audubon Zoo, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Park, Audubon Insectarium, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Wilderness Park and Audubon Institute for Research of Endangered Species.

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Media Contact: Meghan Calhoun

                        Audubon Nature Institute

                        (504) 378-2693

                        mcalhoun@auduboninstitute.org