Name call for cockies

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury Wildlife Park resident Major Mitchell’s cockatoos hang out while waiting for their new names.
Camera IconBunbury Wildlife Park resident Major Mitchell’s cockatoos hang out while waiting for their new names. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

While they do not seem too pecky about it, two of Bunbury Wildlife Park’s cheekiest residents need new names.

The park is bird calling on the public to help name its two Major Mitchell’s cockatoos.

The colourful birds have called the park home for about five years, but it is the mounting questions about what their names are that has prompted wildlife workers to do something about it.

“It’s a common question that people ask – what the names are of all the animals – and you can’t name all the birds but we thought we could with these guys,” park team leader Kellie Payne said.

“We’re open to any names and we’re looking forward to seeing what people come up with.”

Bunbury Wildlife Park resident Major Mitchell’s cockatoos hang out while waiting for their new names.
Camera IconBunbury Wildlife Park resident Major Mitchell’s cockatoos hang out while waiting for their new names. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The park is running a competition over the next few weeks to name the birds, which are both male.

The winning name will win its creator a family pass to the park.

The two birds are popular residents and known for their white and salmon-pink plumage and big bright red and yellow crest.

“They’re a bit cheeky, but mostly calm and easy-going,” Ms Payne said.

“They just hang out really, they love their little house.

“They stay up high mostly, but sometimes come down and interact.”

To enter, go the wildlife park’s Facebook page.

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