If it’s missing, just send the police to my place….
Zoos are known to exchange species with each other. For example, a few of our African elephants have taken up residence recently at the zoo in Tucson, Arizona.
When I go to the San Diego Zoo or the Safari Park, I’ve been known to spend a lot of time in the many aviaries. A couple of days ago I found a pigeon at the Safari Park. Of course, rock pigeons are regulars just about everywhere in San Diego and every city I’ve ever been in. The pigeon I found, however, is a Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica):
The Nicobar pigeon is native to the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is not a threatened species, and is the only living member of the Caloenas genus.
If it’s ever missing from the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, just send the police to my place…
Posted on March 28, 2012, in Birds, Fauna, Mother & Father Nature, Photos, Picture of the Moment and tagged birds, nicobar pigeon, pigeons, safari park, san diego zoo. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.