Wednesday, May 22, 2024

An Ugly Toucan Chick

Nikita found a baby toucan in rough shape in the Peruvian Amazon. He says it's cute, but with missing feathers and parasites, he looks like a cartoon version of a plucked vulture. You could say it had a face only a mother could love, but sadly, this bird's mother didn't, or he wouldn't be in this predicament. Nikita and Paul of Junglekepers took him in and fed him and named him Lucas. Lucas made an amazing recovery thanks to the love and care from the staff at the research station. Pretty soon he looked more like Toucan Sam, and that's the way it should be. This is like the story of the guy throwing starfish back into the sea. No, you can't save them all, but your efforts mean the world to that one starfish. Lucas could well be out there now, making baby toucans for the rainforest ecosystem.   

1 comment:

WilliamRocket said...

I'm gonna give myself a girl's name too, Nikita.

Yeah, that toucan is super cute.

Is it the BBC cameramen (is it camerapeople now ?) that are instructed to not get involved ?

Imagine walking down the road and seeing a starving kitten ... could you keep on walking without taken it home ?

Me neither, I've only got 5 cats at home right now, one more makes it even.