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New York Daily Photo: Baby And Merlin
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Monday, 23 April 2007

Baby And Merlin

These are Baby and Merlin , blue and gold macaws with their owner Gloria Waslyn (more photos here), who describes them as "Peace Parrots, Rainforest Ambassadors and NYC's Spokes Avians for the Mayor's Alliance of Animals promoting rescue and shelter animal adoption. ... BABY, the outgoing male, and MERLIN, his pretty mate are so well behaved that anyone can hold them. They are quiet so they do not upstage anyone, are comfortable with anything and have been on a float in a high profile and crowded Halloween parade in the Greenwich Village of NYC. They have been held by celebrities (Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono), scientists (Nobel DNA prize winner James Watson and co-mapper of the human genome, Frances Collins) and thousands of New Yorkers and people from around the world who visit the city sidewalks of NY." Gloria says the two 9 year olds "never bite, play with earrings or hair and are quite the "hams" without any diva attitude." The trio were part of one of many NYC Earth Day celebrations yesterday - the birds stole the show at this one with their brilliant blue plumage, huge size and friendly antics ...


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