Yellow Naped Amazon Parrots
A majority of the 320 species of parrots of the world are found in tropical rainforests of the New World. In early 2000, these yellow naped amazon parrots were brought in by MINAET as a result of the illegal pet trade. Due to their desirability as “talking” pets, poaching of nestlings is a serious threat to species numbers.
In addition to removing nestlings for sale in the pet trade, nests are also destroyed and ruined for future breeding attempts. Due to their imprinting and aggressiveness towards humans, they cannot be released. Currently, only injured and confiscated parrots are destined to Monkey Park so every effort is made to release them to specified locations.