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Threatened African Grey Parrots returned to the wild after three-year intercontinental odyssey

07/20/2013

Seventeen African Grey Parrots were returned to the wild this week, ending their harrowing three‐year journey in the international illegal wildlife trade.
Noted conservation leader Dr.Jane Goodall enthusiastically liberated the group into a forested island in Lake Victoria, which is a protected chimpanzee sanctuary. Following their confiscation in 2010 in Bulgaria, repatriation in March of this year, and months of Rehabilitation in Uganda, these threatened parrots are now free, marking the first time that parrots confiscated in the EU have been returned to the wild in Africa.

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