Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)
Snowbird is an Umbrella Cockatoo who was surrendered to Animal Wonders in January 2020. She made only a handful of program appearances before the Coronavirus pandemic shut-down. We don't know much about her past, but she is a very loving and cuddly, talkative and rambunctious! The other birds have welcomed her to the flock and we are hopeful she we do very well when we return to work. The Umbrella Cockatoo is also known White Cockatoo. They are native to the rainforests of Indonesia and are considered an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss and poaching for the pet trade.
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.