Indy Zoo Revue #4: The Birds II: Budgie & Lorie


The A-list diva emerges from the crowd and allows you to bask in her presence.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

In June my wife and I took my mom for a walk around the premises of our own Indianapolis Zoo to check out the current residents and the architectural upgrades on a sunny but not-so-sweltering Saturday. In this very special miniseries, we’ll take a look at the beasts and critters who welcomed us and hundreds of other families along the way.

In today’s chapter: another batch of birds, this time focused in two interactive enclosures where visitors could get up close to the wildlife, feed them on a limited basis, and pray they don’t choose that day to rebel.

The first area was all about lories and lorikeets, though don’t ask me which was which. They preferred to pose for solo and duo photo ops rather than conforming to herd mentality.

Lorikeet yellow!

Leaving plenty of room for friends to join in. Group rates available.

Feeding Can!

Feeding time is not a shared moment.

Green Lorikeet!

Occasionally lorikeets will photobomb each other for kicks.

Lorikeet Duo!

High above the fray, the kingdom’s answer to Statler and Waldorf judge us all.


In the other matching enclosure, the budgerigar, a.k.a. “budgies”, flock together by the zillions.

Budgie Phone Crowd!

Budgies roll where Hitchcock would fear to tread.

Budgie mess!

Aim pretty much anywhere into their crowd and make your own PC wallpaper.


Or phone wallpaper, for that matter.

Budgie couple!

Some budgies would rather have their own room.


Puzzle time for the kids! Can YOU spot which budgie is trying to blend in with the wrong clique?

To be continued! Other chapters in this miniseries:

Part 1: Lions and Tigers and Bears!
Part 2: The Birds!
Part 3: Reluctant Monkeys
Part 5: Everybody in the Water
Part 6: A Cold-Blooded Cache
Part 7: Last Call for Critters
Part 8: Habitats & Handicraft

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