800 - 1,320
Hatch date: 2000
The Citron-crested Cockatoo is one of the rarest cockatoos in the world. It can only be found on the small Indonesian island of Sumba. In 1997, the species occupied 17 out of 33 remaining forest fragments but only 5 of these were larger than 2,500 hectares (double the size of London Heathrow Airport).
Considered critically endangered, it is suspected that the Citron-crested cockatoo population has experienced an 80% decline in the past 43 years due to illegal trapping, large-scale logging and deforestation, and persecution as a crop pest. Conservation efforts have managed to prevent further decline and stabilize the population. There are even hopes of recovery, however the species is extremely sensitive to any habitat loss or extreme weather loss due to its very small range.