We loved the aviary so much we returned again a few months later. Staff continue to be wonderful as do the birds, nothing much has changed and the birds were as cute as ever. Unfortunately at the time of our visit a bus group of foreign students arrived. (I assume they were foreign as English was limited). Despite the staff bringing out heaps of fruit for these students they walked up to my daughter, took all the fruit from the bowl she was offering to the birds. She was so shocked at their rudeness!
When the birds did decend upon the students they were met with wild waving limbs and screaming. I saw two birds get hit by accident. I mean if you go in to feed the birds, steal fruit from a tiny little girl without so much as a 'thank you' birds will land on you to consume the fruit you just stole. If you are that scared of birds, just don't go in there! I didn't want to cause a scene and staff were busy catering for this large student group so I said nothing. Unfortuantely no staff saw the incident. The two birds who were hit flew off without incident. I just wanted to let the staff know that this had occured and perhaps it would be better to let groups of smaller size enter at each time. This is still a great attraction and the small entry cost is well worth it. We will still be back. I just don't like seeing animals treated in such a fashion and I know the operators of this business feel the same. Keep doing the great job you are doing, perhaps just watch the type of people you let in more closely!
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