Originally published by Patricia Keamo – EMTV News

Friday, 29th March 2019


Brett Smith – Curator at Nature Park, Michelle McGeorge – GM of Nature Park, CEO of Paga Hill Estates Gudmundur Fridriksson with Sapphire the cockatoo

For city residents and travellers who enjoy a day out at the Port Moresby Nature Park with the animals, a new addition was made today for animal conservation.

With the continued support and sponsorship from Paga Hill Estate, the Port Moresby Nature Park opened a new parrot conservation aviary built at a cost of K35,000. This conservation will now see the park’s cockatoos on public display.


Sapphire the cockatoo

Paga Hill Estate’s CEO Mr Gudmundur Fridriksson says Paga Hill has been supporting the Nature Park for a number of years and they are happy to continue their support for the parks educational and conservational messaging.


Port Moresby’s Nature Park opens new parrot aviary |

A brand new Parrot Aviary was opened today (March 28) at the Port Moresby Nature Park.

The Aviary was funded by Paga Hill Estate, in partnership with Port Moresby Nature Park, and will see the park’s cheeky cockatoos return for public display.
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Posted by EMTV Online on Thursday, 28 March 2019


According to the parks General Manager, Michelle McGeorge, this is the first of three aviaries being constructed to house cockatoos and other parrot species, many of which have been surrendered to the park as unwanted pets and rescue animals.

“It is not a good idea in the first place to take parrots as pets,” says Michelle. “These animals require special care and more work to maintain.:

The first aviary opened today will be home to three cockatoos. The other two will be opened over the next four weeks.


Images via Port Moresby Nature Park