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'Near threatened' birds welcome their first chick

Credit: Twycross Zoo

A couple of Victoria Crowned Pigeons have welcomed their first chick at Twycross Zoo.

Parents Pidge and Victoria met on Valentine's day, and have now added a baby boy chick to their nest.

PJ was named by his keepers, who say: "The super-cute and perfectly healthy new arrival is doing fantastically well and flourishing.

"He has even been spotted leaving his nest to explore his home, the tropical Butterfly Forest."

Video from Twycross Zoo:

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is classified as 'Near Threatened' on the IUCN Red List.

The species are the largest of their breed and are known for their striking royal blue features and high intelligence levels.

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