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Last Chance To See Lorikeets At Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium

The Lorikeets exhibit at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium will close on Sept. 1.
The Lorikeets exhibit at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium will close on Sept. 1. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Labor Day weekend will be the last chance Norwalk residents have to see the Lorikeets at the Maritime Aquarium.

The exhibit – a walk-through aviary featuring more than 50 free-flying birds – is open only through Sept. 1 on the Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard.

Lorikeets are medium-size parrots, native to the south Pacific, that come in a dazzling rainbow of colors. In rain forests and woodlands, lorikeets primarily feed on the nectars of various blossoms and fruits. But, in the Aquarium exhibit, visitors can purchase cups of nectar to hand-feed the birds, which may land on hands, arms, shoulders and heads to get at the sweet sauce.

Although the lorikeets have been at The Maritime Aquarium for two consecutive summers, they will not be back for summer 2015.

Entry into “Lorikeets” is free with Aquarium admission. Nectar cups cost $3.

Log onto www.maritimeaquarium.org for more information.

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