Memorial to Bird Curator Larry Shelton


Larry Shelton, past Curator of Birds at the Philadelphia and Houston Zoos succumbed to cancer in January 1997. Larry was a great AFA supporter during the 1980s and spoke at several of the annual AFA conventions. HisĀ· expertise was in waterfowl and softbilled birds. While Curator of Birds at the Philadelphia Zoo, he accepted several AFA First Breeding Awards for the zoo. He was also an early pioneer of the AFA census program (before the WWF's psittacine survey of 1991- 1992)when there was very little support for it. His efforts have now been rewarded through the AFA's current Exotic Bird Registry program. We shall all miss Larry but we'll always remember his wonderful enthusiasm and his expert advice on the...