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Alberto – Tuyuyo

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Alberto, is a Jabiru stork also known locally in Peru as a Tuyuyo – now thats fun to say! The species name comes from the Guarani language and means swollen neck as these birds are able to inflate their air sacs at will. These are one of the largest birds in the Americas standing 5ft tall and with a wingspan of over 8ft they are the largest flying bird in South America. 

The expansion of the air sack communicates excitement/eagerness to other birds – an important expression for an almost silent bird. With no songs, Alberto relies on tapping his beak at different rhythms to get his point across – often a feed me plea. Two individuals will turn to one another, face to face, hold their necks upright, and quickly clack/rattle their beaks together. These are social birds, this is a crucial act of bonding that helps develop relationships between each other. 

Alberto is a young juvenile male Tuyuyo and is a victim of unsuccessful hunting. When he arrived at Pilpintuwasi about a year and a half ago, he had been shot and still has shrapnel remains in his back to this day. We are very grateful that the remnants do not seem to inhibit his ability to move his wings thus far. 

Alberto is recovering and growing up wonderfully. He is quite the happy bird and always clacks in excitement at the arrival of fish. However, as much as we try to give him the best life he can, none will ever be as good as returning to the wild. Alberto deserves to have a full life outside of a cage and in his natural habitat.

We already have the documents needed to legally release Alberto back into the wild. However in order to do so, he first needs to strengthen his flying muscles and learn how to fly. He is still young and is at the age right now where he would be practicing flying if he were in the wild, but unfortunately, his juvenile cage is not big enough for him to stretch out his wings and learn. In order to rewild Alberto, he needs a large aviary with enough space to learn how to fly and hunt his own food.

This aviary would immensely help not only with the rewilding of Alberto, but this space will continue to be used after Albertos release by other rescue birds that are recovering from their own respective injuries and learning how to fly. For example, one of our blue & gold macaws Pepe is recovering from numerous injuries, but once his flight feathers grow back he will also need a large space to strengthen his muscles and learn how to fly. This aviary is critical in the rewilding of numerous of our rescue birds.

Please donate at our gofundme to support the construction of a new bigger and better aviary for Alberto (and in the future others), so that one day he may be wild once more.

Alberto did not deserve the treatment that he received from such a young age and does not deserve to spend the rest of his life in a cage. This species has an average recorded lifespan of 30 years – he does not deserve a life sentence. He deserves to live in the wild. Please support him and join the #FreeAlberto movement today as we work to rewild and release him.

Donation Link: https://gofund.me/3e52b5c8?fbclid=PAAaan5ntT1nqQy_wnWqs2unyOcEfnQpwTew2xsWj6vxuDfiF1XfyjV2CY8O4

Alberto, es una cig羹e簽a Jabir繳 tambi矇n conocida localmente en Per繳 como Tuyuyo – 癒eso s穩 que es divertido de decir! El nombre de la especie proviene de la lengua guaran穩 y significa “cuello hinchado”, ya que estas aves son capaces de inflar sus sacos de aire a voluntad. Se trata de una de las aves m獺s grandes de Am矇rica, con 2,5 metros de altura y una envergadura de m獺s de 2,5 metros, y es el ave voladora m獺s grande de Sudam矇rica. 

La expansi籀n del saco de aire comunica excitaci籀n y entusiasmo a otras aves, una expresi籀n importante para un ave casi silenciosa. Como no canta, Alberto se limita a dar golpecitos con el pico a diferentes ritmos para transmitir su mensaje, a menudo una s繳plica de “dame de comer”. Dos individuos se vuelven el uno hacia el otro, cara a cara, mantienen el cuello erguido y golpean r獺pidamente sus picos. Se trata de aves sociales, es un acto crucial de uni籀n que ayuda a desarrollar las relaciones entre ellos. 

Alberto es un joven macho de Tuyuyo, v穩ctima de una caza infructuosa. Cuando lleg籀 a Pilpintuwasi, hace aproximadamente un a簽o y medio, le hab穩an disparado y todav穩a hoy tiene restos de metralla en la espalda. Estamos muy agradecidos de que los restos no parezcan inhibir su capacidad de mover las alas hasta ahora. 

Alberto se est獺 recuperando y est獺 creciendo de maravilla. Es un p獺jaro muy alegre y siempre chasquea de emoci籀n con la llegada de los peces. Sin embargo, por mucho que intentemos darle la mejor vida posible, ninguna ser獺 tan buena como volver a la naturaleza. Alberto merece tener una vida plena fuera de una jaula y en su h獺bitat natural.

Ya tenemos los documentos necesarios para liberar legalmente a Alberto en su h獺bitat natural. Sin embargo, para ello, primero tiene que fortalecer sus m繳sculos voladores y aprender a volar. A繳n es joven y est獺 en la edad en la que practicar穩a el vuelo si estuviera en libertad, pero, por desgracia, su jaula juvenil no es lo bastante grande para que pueda estirar las alas y aprender. Para recuperar su libertad, Alberto necesita una pajarera grande con espacio suficiente para aprender a volar y cazar su propia comida.

Esta pajarera ayudar穩a enormemente no s籀lo a la reinserci籀n de Alberto, sino que este espacio seguir穩a siendo utilizado despu矇s de la liberaci籀n de Alberto por otras aves de rescate que se est獺n recuperando de sus respectivas lesiones y aprendiendo a volar. Por ejemplo, uno de nuestros guacamayos azules y dorados, Pepe, se est獺 recuperando de numerosas lesiones, pero una vez que le vuelvan a crecer las plumas de vuelo tambi矇n necesitar獺 un gran espacio para fortalecer sus m繳sculos y aprender a volar. Esta pajarera es fundamental para la recuperaci籀n de muchas de nuestras aves rescatadas.

Por favor, haz una donaci籀n en nuestro gofundme para apoyar la construcci籀n de una nueva pajarera m獺s grande y mejor para Alberto (y en el futuro para otros), para que un d穩a pueda ser salvaje de nuevo.

Alberto no merec穩a el trato que recibi籀 desde tan joven y no merece pasar el resto de su vida en una jaula. Esta especie tiene una esperanza de vida media registrada de 30 a簽os: no merece una cadena perpetua. Merece vivir en libertad. Por favor, ap籀yalo y 繳nete hoy al movimiento #FreeAlberto mientras trabajamos para liberarlo.

Enlace de donaci籀n : https://gofund.me/3e52b5c8?fbclid=PAAaan5ntT1nqQy_wnWqs2unyOcEfnQpwTew2xsWj6vxuDfiF1XfyjV2CY8O4 

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