Yesterday’s zoo visit yielded some sad news. One of my favorite Lorikeet had passed away. Lucifer was a private owner’s pet who was donated to the Portland Zoo when its owner passed away. I’ve enjoyed his presence for the past 18 months. He’s a one of a kind in color, being pure red. Unfortunately because he was a pet originally he didn’t get along well with the wild Lorikeet. This Winter he caught a virus that the zoo’s vet couldn’t cure. He died a month ago and will not be replaced. I’m glad I’ve got a cool photo of him while he was here.