Sprite was born in February 1992 and arrived at the zoo in May 1992. He loves to have his head scratched, and has his favorite humans at the zoo.
Status in the wild
Because of its vast range in Africa, the wild Senegal parrot population is difficult to estimate. However, wild parrot species have been extensively trapped for the pet trade, and now the import and export of all wild parrots is illegal.
Senegal parrots can be found in north and central Africa. Their preferred habitat is savanna woodland and open forest. They can regularly be found foraging in cultivated areas.
This parrot feeds on seeds, grains, fruits (especially figs), and buds. They will also eat millet, maize, and peanuts.