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Love Birds

Feb 13, 2017

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Love is in the air. Literally. The Victoria crowned pigeons are feeling the romantic aura of February.

Our love story begins as any does...with Victoria crowned pigeons. Boy pigeon sees girl pigeon. Girl pigeon sees boy pigeon. Boy pigeon shows typical breeding behavior, like swinging his head up and down while simultaneously wagging his tail feathers...normal stuff. The rest is history.
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These two spend the entire day walking together, eating together, sitting on branches together, they are simply always together! And now their love story is taking the next step...nest building! 

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Due to habitat loss, illegal hunting, and illegal trapping, their species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. We are thrilled their love story bloomed and continues to bloom.

Tags :

  • Fun
  • Valentine's Day
  • Conversion
  • Birds
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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