Feeding the lorikeets

Our zoo has an exhibit dedicated to feeding and interacting with these colorful little birds. As I walked in to the fenced area full of screeching birds and people, I felt overwhelmed by the noise and having to duck flying birds and bird droppings. We slowly made our way through the crowd and bought a cup of nectar not quite knowing what to expect. Let me tell you – those birds know what’s up! As soon as they saw the little cup they started landing all around, making their way down our arms to perch on our hands and feed. After short time of watching the lorikeets fearlessly walk all over us, the sounds of the room began to fade away. I became focused on the beauty and personality of these lovely creatures. Feeding the lorikeets was hands down the most fun activity of the day, definitely the most memorable.