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Our animal friends

All black cockatoos at Kaarakin are rescued birds, some have a more colourful past than others. These friendly black cockatoos all have interesting stories on how they came to Kaarakin.

Rex the Baudin

Rex was hit by a car when she was very young and sustained multiple wing injuries, resulting in her inability to fly. She arrived at Kaarakin with her best friend “Muffy”, a Major Mitchell cockatoo. Rex and Muffy have earned a reputation for being escape artists, and there was more than one morning when they first arrived, when Kaarakin team members had discovered them out of their cage!

Missy the Red Tail

Missy has a great personality with a particular liking for your buttons! She was found by a member of the public in their back yard being attacked by ravens and brought to Kaarakin for treatment. On initial assessment, it was clear she’d been someone’s pet – she was affectionate and quite tame.  She had no microchip and as no owner could be found, so she became part of the Education Team.