I forgot I took this for the bird lovers a couple of weeks ago. This is the memorial to King Tut at the San Diego zoo. I grew up with him and he was always the first thing I ran to when we entered the zoo.
He was a Moluccan or Salmon Crested Cockatoo that was brought from the wild in 1925 and became the official zoo greeter stationed near the front entrance of the zoo. King Tut greeted one and all with a raucous laugh and a hearty "Hello there." even after he became old and blind. He is the longest lived Moluccan cockatoo on record and was believed to be 90 years old when he died in 1989.
Here is his memorial, stationed in the same spot he sat and greeted visitors from for 64 years.
I miss him!