This gallery contains 2 photos. Malibu became a resident of the Bloedel Conservatory in May 2013. She willingly posed for pictures, but was not particularly inclined to display her famed oratory or dance moves otherwise. Large cockatoos like this one merit lots of thought before consideration as a pet and family member — particularly since they can be loud and long-lived (50-75 years is not unheard of, in captivity, so they may very well be a multi-generational pet).
As cockatoos (like parrots) are very social animals, they require lots of attention–they are very high-maintenance creatures. Don’t leave them alone if you go on a long vacation. I’ve read that birds like these have the mentality and attitude of five-year-old children — and they never grow up! 🙂