Violet Turaco Missing from Long Island Game Farm

Written by Hank Russell  |  16. May 2011

(Manorville, NY) - The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo has reported that one of its violet turacos is missing and is asking the neighborhood's help in finding the bird. The birds were being moved to another part of the Game Farm when one of them escaped. The bird is black and iridescent-colored with a very colorful face and has a bright violet color under its wings. It is approximately 15 inches in length overall, including the tail. It can be heard making a loud "cooroo-cooroo" sound. "We are asking for help from the Manorville community in helping us locate this bird," said Melinda Novak, Vice President and Co-Owner, Long Island Game Farm. "This violet turaco is very special to the Game Farm. If anyone sees this animal, they should not try to catch it themselves. Rather, they should notify me or the Game Farm immediately." Those who have located the turaco can call Ms. Novak at (631) 878-6644 or (631) 860-3866 or email: info@longislandgamefarm.com. ### * Photo is attached and available upon request. The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville. The Farm offers families a natural environment where they can learn about wildlife and animals through education and entertainment. Each year, thousands of guests visit the Long Island Game Farm, which has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.

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