Similar Points, #Smithsoniannationalzoo, Washington DC


We encounter a friendly Roseate Spoonbill at the zoo’s Amazon Rainforest habitat.  I write this blog to share my adventures as a visiting veterinarian to the zoo and research the website to learn more about Roseate Spoonbills. This beautiful bird is found in parts of South America and also parts of the United States, where it was hunted for meat and feathers, almost to extinction, in the second half of nineteenth century.  Today, the population has rebounded, and the Roseate Spoonbill is another success story of species restoration as a result of protective laws.  Today, the Roseate Spoonbill is a species of least concern on the conservation scale.