African Grey Parrot
Conservation Status: Endangered
Distribution: Central Africa
Habitat: Forest, Savanna
Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits, veg etc.
Life Span: 60 years
African Grey parrots were once abundant across central Africa but due to increase in demand from the pet trade these intelligent birds are now classified as endangered. For decades their likeable personality and unrivalled ability to imitate human speech has been their downfall, succumbing to massive pressure from the international wildlife trade. In 2016 at the CITES conference in Johannesburg it was voted to ban all international trade in wild parrots. All of the African Grey Parrots here at African Dawn were once pets but were donated when they could no longer be cared for.