Feb 17, 2011 5:47 PM by Bea Karnes

Two cockatoos hatch at Denver Zoo

Two palm cockatoos have hatched at Denver Zoo--just the second and third birds of their species to hatch in captivity worldwide over the past 12 months.

When this little fella or gal (zookeepers aren't sure, yet) grows up, it will be covered with grey or black feathers, except for shocks of red on its cheeks. That beak will be strong enough to crack open extremely hard nuts.

Palm cockatoos are found in southern Indonesia and the northeast tip of Australia.

The tiny birds will eventually be on display in the zoo's Nurture Trail exhibit.


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