First Birthday Cake for Herbert
Here is Herbert on his first birthday (9th August 2018) with Keeper Leanne who made him a special cake packed with his favourite foods like walnuts, rainbow pellets soaked in juice, and sprinkled with honey and sesame seeds.
Photo Ali Hales.
Herbert is a Palm Cockatoo which is the largest member of the cockatoo family.
He is being hand-reared by Keepers Leanne Gilbert and Sarah-Jayne Cooke as his parents have previously always broken the eggs before they got a chance to hatch. For more details and video please click here
These cockatoos take a long time to raise and become fully independant, but at one year old, Herbert is now exploring and spending time getting used to an outside enclosure.
More photos from Herbert’s birthday celebrations from Keeper Leanne.
Keepers enjoying a celebration lunch in the JungleBarn for Herbert.