Dallas Zoo Welcomes New Chick

Kelli Wiese
May 22, 2019 - 10:51 am
crested cuoa chick

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DALLAS (KRLD) - A new chick is getting a lot of attention at the Dallas Zoo.  For the first time, a crested coua chick came into the world at the Zoo.

The birds are native only to Madagascar and they are members of the cuckoo family.

Matt James is the senior director of animal care at the zoo. James says, "They have these targets almost painted on the inside of their mouths. This makes it very obvious for the parents to know where to feed it." 

Once it's grown it's greenish-grey with a white belly and long white-tipped purplish-blue tail feathers.

No word yet on when the public will be able to see the new babe.