Hammond Park’s director of first impressions, Joe the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, has moved to a new home within the park to help improve his social life.
Joe, who is well known by all visitors to Hammond Park, has had his aviary relocated to the rear of the park, to be closer to his mate Macca, Hammond Park’s longest residing bird.
Team Leader Parks and Reserves Lui Camporeale said Joe had been relocated to give him greater socialisation with Macca and the other Hammond Park birds.
“Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are social birds, and everyone who knows Joe knows that he loves a chat, so we have moved him to where he can have greater interaction with the other birds,” he said.
“Both Macca and Joe are well loved and popular features at Hammond Park, and we want to make sure they are happy.”
The former site of Joe’s aviary has been redeveloped as a picnic spot.