Moluccan Cockatoo

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Our Moluccan cockatoo does not have an exhibit in the zoo. However, visitors can see him in our bird shows at the show arena!

Scientific Name
Cacatua moluccensis


40-60 years

20 inches

Average Weight
1.6 - 2lbs

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Group Size

Name of Young

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We Are:Threatened
These birds are threatened by loss of habitat and the illegal pet trade.

Did you know?

  • A cockatoo’s beaks is very strong and their diet includes nuts, seeds, fruit, coconuts, and some insects. Coconut plantations view these birds as pests because they like to chew into the young green coconuts.
  • All cockatoos have a crest on their heads which can be moved to express emotions. A raised crest may mean fear, surprise, or even excitement. A lowered crest can mean that the bird is calm and relaxed.
  • They have loud shrill calls. When kept in captivity, they have the potential to learn to mimic noises including human voices.

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