You Won’t Believe What This Rescued Cockatoo Can Do

For Immediate Release:
March 16, 2015

John Fahrendorf 202-483-7382

Sinclair is a cockatoo who spent the first 15 years of his life confined to a barren cage—but ever since PETA helped to hook him up with a loving new adoptive home, he’s been living the good life. And as these remarkable gifs reveal, he loves his new “mom” so much that he’s been mimicking her—from putting on makeup to doing yoga. He also loves to play “hide-and-seek” and show off how fabulously his feathers (once lost out of stress and sadness) have grown back in.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—hopes this story brightens everyone’s day and serves as a reminder that all companion animals need love and care.

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