Jane Goodall Releases Grey Parrots In Uganda After Three Year Rescue Saga

Jane Goodall released 17 African Grey parrots back into the wild in an emotional ceremony Friday on Ngamba Island, Uganda in Africa. The World Parrot Trust and Fly Free announced that the well-known chimpanzee expert and conservation leader pulled the string to open the cage door that finally allowed the greys to fly free three years after they were originally smuggled out of Africa.  The full story is available here.  The video below shows what happens when wild parrots are stolen out of the wild.  THESE birds are the lucky ones, they get to go home!  By supporting organizations such as World Parrot Trust and engaging in eco-tourism to see these birds in the wild, you encourage the locals to leave the birds alone so they can remain free.