Chunky MonkeyMonk Parakeet
Chunky Monkey is a Monk Parakeet that arrived at Flint Creek Wildlife with an open fracture to the right wing. She was a wild Monk Parakeet from the large feral colonies that established in the Chicago area after they were originally introduced during the World's Fair. Chunky's fracture was an extremely bad fracture and we were unable to repair it well enough for her to be flight capable.
All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable due to the nature of their injuries. In other words, animals that cannot survive in their natural habitat because of their injuries have been given a second chance at Flint Creek Wildlife - educating the public while living out their natural lives.