The search is on for The South’s noisiest parrot…and there’s a lucrative recording contract in store for the winner. The hunt has been launched by Brighton Sea Life Centre which is hosting a new £1 million Rainforest Adventure attraction.
“We have some amazing new displays and creatures, and we want an amazing soundtrack to match,” said boss Max Leviston. “We’re after squawkers rather than talkers,” he added, “and whichever one has the best repertoire will win a £500 recording contract to star in the soundtrack for our new feature.”
Owners of noisy parrots of any species are asked to send in home-videos or sound recordings of their birds at their most vocal to: Laura Sackett, SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TB.
Rainforest Adventure features a nine foot long, 16-kilo anaconda…the world’s largest snake species, capable of reaching 40-feet long. Other species arrayed in tanks nestling amidst jungle foliage and the realistic ruins of an ancient Inca temple, include poison dart frogs, piranhas and Chinese water dragons.
Opened to visitors on Saturday (March 29th), it already features an atmospheric soundtrack, but Max and his team reckon more squawking is required.
"We’ll also invite the winner down, with his or her owner of course, to hear the results,” said Max. “It should be interesting seeing its reaction to its own voice, and also seeing what it makes of what will probably the nearest it’s ever been to its natural environment.”
Published 7th April 2014
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