This week's episode visits Mexico to explore the mystery of the thick-billed parrot! Hosts Rick and Ebone explain how this red and green bird, once found in several areas of the Southwest, is now reduced to an endangered population in the mountain forests of northwest Mexico. Later, Amazing Wildlife is joined by Dr. Nadine Lamberski, chief conservation and wildlife officer at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, who describes the current conservation plan—using information about the thick-billed parrots’ migratory patterns to help improve their chances for survival in native habitats.
In partnership with iHeart Media, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is excited to share its new weekly podcast series, Amazing Wildlife!
Episode 14 - Thick-billed Parrots: A Colorful Conservation Saga >> LISTEN BELOW
Amazing Wildlife provides you with a behind-the-scenes look inside the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, so you gain insights on rare species and explore the ongoing conservation efforts to save endangered wildlife, no matter how big or small. Join us as your hosts Rick Schwartz and Ebone Monet also transport you around the globe to highlight San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s collaborative efforts with local communities to drive positive change for the future of animals and plants. Through one-of-a-kind stories, you’ll hear what it takes to create a healthy next chapter for not only wildlife, but also for the people who share their habitats.