WEST PALM BEACH, FL – July 15, 2021 – Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is excited to share the reopening of Lorikeet Loft. The interactive bird feeding experience has been shuttered due to COVID since March 2020, and the birds have been missing the guests.
“Lorikeets are very social animals. They flock to the guests who visit, landing on heads, hands, and happily partaking in cups of nectar,” said Napoleon Rossi, director of guest experience. “This is a great experience and personally connects our guests with these unique birds and their important purpose in pollination.”
Spring has produced many new additions to the Lorikeet family. Four new offspring are making their debut in the habitat.
Lorikeets are some of the most colorful members of the parrot family. They are native to the islands of the South Pacific and Australia. Their favorite treats include flowers, pollen and nectar. Their beak and agile, four-toed feet make it easy for them to hang upside down and access the hardest to reach flowers.
The hands-on experience, located in the Islands area of the Zoo, is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Single cups of nectar are $2.00 and three cups are $5.00. Plan your visit to the Zoo and Lorikeet Loft at www.palmbeachzoo.org.