The endangered Swift Parrot goes on show in a Tasmanian zoo today for the first time.
A Hobart breeder gave 15 parrots to Tasmania Zoo near Launceston to take part in a breeding program.
The zoo's owner Dick Warren says it's a great coup for any wildlife park.
"It's been on the endangered list for a long time and they're getting very rare," Mr Warren said.
"We've been fighting for six years to get the Swift Parrot and to have a breeding program."
"We've been fighting for a fair while now for permits and we've just got them through - we've had to build a special enclosure," he said.