Farewell Miss Harmony

Everyone at Kaarakin is devastated by the news that Miss Harmony, one of our dedicated birds in the Education Team, has passed away.
Miss Harmony is one of our original Kaarakin black cockatoos. She arrived at Kaarakin with another young Carnaby’s cockatoo after they were hit by a car on the freeway. They were named ‘Harmony’ and ‘Rhapsody’ after the characters in ‘Fairies’ on ABC Kids. Sadly, neither bird regained their flight abilities and they were unable to be rehabilitated for release.
Over the years, Miss Harmony (as she became, being a bit of a diva) was a firm favourite visiting schools, markets and community groups helping to spread the word about the importance of conservation and the endangered native black cockatoos of Western Australia.
Miss Harmony was possibly the most photographed Carnaby’s cockatoo in history, having been featured in documentaries and news stories globally.
All of us at Kaarakin would like to thank the dedicated veterinary staff at Perth Zoo who worked tirelessly to save her. She succumbed to a pre-existing issue with her airway that was compounded by other factors still to be ascertained.
Miss Harmony was adored by the staff and volunteers at Kaarakin and we are all feeling her loss immensely. Despite her diva tendencies, we all loved her for her gorgeous personality.
We hope she is enjoying her new angel wings, and wish her blue skies and plentiful gumnuts.

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