Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
The Silver Gull is the most common species found in Australia, they frequent a variety of water habitats, but also in urban areas and have benefited from humans and their population has increased. The Silver Gull is also found in New Zealand and New Caledonia. They make great avicultural birds, often becoming quite tame, but their price remains extremely high as very few private aviaries and zoos are breeding them in the United States. It is a shame as we'd love to add this species to our programs!
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.