August 1, 2018. Naples, FL. Naples Zoo is excited to partner with The Parrot Bar and Grill to host Pints for Parrots on August 11th from 4 to 8 pm. This new event will feature an auction raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and best of all, The Parrot Bar and Grill will be donating $1 of every pint of beer sold to The Hyacinth Macaw Project.
With their bright blue feathers and yellow-ringed eyes, the hyacinth macaw is visually stunning - but their beauty contributed to a massive illegal pet trade. In the 1980s alone, at least 10,000 birds were taken from the wild for pets. The Hyacinth Macaw Project involves research, management, and conservation of the species. In carrying out these objectives, biologists, veterinarians, field workers, ranchers, and university students share in activities ranging from technical studies on reproduction, behavior, and habitat to environmental education.
Today, the project covers nearly one million acres and the hyacinth macaw population has more than doubled to 6,500. All of the proceeds from Pints for Parrots will go directly to the Hyacinth Macaw Project to help them continue their efforts. Help us and the Hyacinth Macaw Project fulfill a shared vision where future generations can still be inspired by flocks of these bright blue macaws flying freely above the forests of South America!
Join Naples Zoo staff on August 11th from 4 – 8 pm at The Parrot Bar and Grill to do your part to save these iconic birds! One dollar from any pint sold will go to the Hyacinth Macaw Project. The Parrot Bar and Grill is located at 1100 6th Avenue South, Naples, FL. For more info, visit napleszoo.org/pintsforparrots!
About Naples Zoo: Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs locally and all around the world. Tickets include admission to the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden, interactive presentations and a wild cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. ($22.95 adults age 13+/ $14.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free.) Naples Zoo is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. To learn more, click http://www.napleszoo.org or call (239) 262-5409.