The Africa parking lot and entrance is now closed for the season. All parking and Zoo access is through our North America entrance until April 2023.
To encourage natural foraging behavior, keepers scatter crickets and mealworms in various places in the Aviary. An example of a bird that spends part of its day foraging for them is the crested coua.
The Aviary design replicates a tropical rain forest. Mimicking their natural habitats has allowed birds to exhibit natural behaviors like courtship, successful breeding, and raising of young. LISTEN for their calls and LOOK for nests and courtship behaviors on your visit to the Aviary.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.