In April 2008, I enjoyed a trip to Moody Gardens in Galveston for the first time, and what a treat it was! Inside the beautiful Rainforest Pyramid, my friend, my mother and I saw so many beautiful tropical birds that were allowed to fly freely inside the pyramid. These two beautiful blue parrots especially caught my eye, and I enjoyed watching and photographing them for several minutes. I took many great photos here, and I’m so happy that I did.
On September 13, 2008, just five months after our visit, Hurricane Ike hit Galveston and did a great deal of damage to Moody Gardens and the Rainforest Pyramid. The Rainforest Pyramid did not reopen again until April 2009. Much of the wildlife survived, although sadly, about 5% did not.
I will always cherish our visit to this special place and look forward to visiting again in the future at some point. I highly recommend that anyone visiting the area put this place on their priority list to see, too.
I do not know what kind of parrots these are, but I will happily update this post if anyone can help with this identification. I just hope they were among the many that survived the hurricane.
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