Defra tries to ban free flying after complaints to environmental health. With the possibility of losing our zoo licence we decided to fight for the freedom of our birds. After a long struggle we provided enough evidence that non of our birds were breeding in the wild, that we had full control over the birds and they came back to their sleeping quarters, under lock and key every night.
Tropical Birdland helped a private breeding program with the hand rearing of a highly endangered species of parrot (The Hyacinth Macaw). After a couple of years all the hard work pays off, As a thank you we received our first Hyacinth, Darwin. With borrowed and donated money we were able to give Darwin a female companion.