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Happy Birthday Sugar!

Published December 10, 2012

The National Aquarium is celebrating a very special birthday today: Sugar, our umbrella cockatoo, is turning 15!

umbrella cockatoo

Sugar's favorite enrichment activity is tearing up shredded newspaper. He also loves sharpening his beak on wood blocks!

umbrella cockatoo

Don't forget Sugar's favorite treats - peanuts and coconut! umbrella cockatoo

Yum yum yum!

When Sugar gets excited (often by the sight of peanuts or coconut!) he raises his crest of feathers to communicate that to our staff and guests!

umbrella cockatoo

Sugar is one the animals you can see at our daily Animal Encounters and you can often see him in the Overlook!

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Sugar LOVES to play in and with tubes!

umbrella cockatoo

Cardboard, PVC pipe, you name it - Basically, he loves anything he can look through! umbrella cockatoo

Anyone in there?

Stop by National Aquarium, Baltimore today and you might see Sugar during one of our Animal Encounters! 

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