Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Look What I'm Missing!!



[Photos were taken by Nancy and Paul on their Mazatlán, México blog, Countdown to México. Some of you know that Jaime and I spent the winter months in Mazatlán, and while there we got involved with different activities, one of which included helping to care for animals. We returned to Minnesota on March 30th. A few days after we got home, close to 500 illegally-captured parrots were confiscated by authorities, and close to 300 baby parrots are now being fed and nurtured by volunteer expats and Mexican citizens in their own homes. Visit Nancy and Paul's blog to read a fuller narrative, view two short videos and see some more photos. What a kick, and I'm so jealous that I'm not involved!!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Kate! Thanks for posting in Guelph. Wow! I can't even imagine all those baby parrots. What a job that will be to hand feed all of those!!! I think it would be a continual job wouldn't it?

    Thanks for sharing that.

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo,

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  2. I wish everyone luck on that project. Like Pat said, it's going to be quite a job to hand feed them.

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  3. Poor little birds, sad things to still happen.

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  4. bravo et heureusement qu'ils existent des bénévoles pour aider a la sauvegarde des animaux

    Bravo and fortunately they exist for volunteers to help safeguard the animals

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  5. Oh I hate wildlife smuggling - so cruel. Great kudos to the volunteers!

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  6. Baby parrots???I hope they'll live but do you think it will be possible to let them free again in the nature?

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  7. Oh my gosh. What a tragic consequence to man's greed in buying wildlife.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

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  8. You obviously left a little bit too early; snow, water... an you missed the parrots! Sorry! Anyhow you brought them to our attention; thanks!

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  9. incredible story, Kate. I visited the links - thankyou. What fabulous work is being done and thank goodness there is someone to save these birds. I'm speechless with anger when I read about people who steal and transport native animals and birds.

    Can see you wish you were there to help - I'd like to be there too, helping you!

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  10. Bonjour Kate,
    That's ashame! I hope they can survive. Fortunately, they are nice people like you to help and rescue them. Thank you Kate.
    I am amazed by the fantastic color of the babies parrot. It's almost fluorescent.

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  11. Those poor birds -- how lucky that there are so many volunteers trying to save them!

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  12. whew, that must be a real handful! what a labour of love.

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  13. I'm both horrified and elated!
    Kudos to all the volunteers!

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  14. Playing Mummy bird to all those chicks sounds like a lot of work!

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  15. They are so sweet...it's horrible to think that this goes on, isn't it? Your friends are very good people, as are you. :)

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  16. They are sooooooo sweet!!!!!!!

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  17. A great rescue. I know you wish you could have been a part of it. Gree really comes in all forms.

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  18. This is a curious picture indeed.

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  19. It's a project of a lifetime. Sorry you're missing out on it.

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