Rainbow lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeet

Latin name: Trichoglossus haematodus

Colourful Acrobats!

  • The lorikeets have long, narrow and brush-tipped tongues that are adapted for collecting pollen as well as nectar from flowers.  
  • They are true acrobats! They use their feet and beaks to move about in trees and are even able to feed with their heads upside down. 
  • The lorikeets are gregarious and nomadic. They can be very loud! At night time, tens of thousands might gather together. During the day, they travel in smaller groups of about a dozen individuals and get together in larger numbers where an abundance of food is available.  
  • The lorikeets are great pollinators within their natural surroundings. In some Australian states however, their populations are controlled since they can destroy up to 90% of some fruit crops. 
  • The most serious threat weighing on this species is loss of habitat and the disappearance of old trees with cavities in which they nest.
  • Distribution Oceania
  • Habitat Tropical forests, gardens
  • Diet Nectarivore
  • Status Least concern
  • Zoo Zone Oceania's Garden

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We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

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