- 82, 89 year(s):day(s)
- United States ()
The oldest bird is Cookie, a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri) who was 82 years and 89 days old when he passed away on 27 August 2016.
Cookie also has the record for the oldest parrot ever.
Cookie’s exact age was unknown when he arrived at Brookfield Zoo in May 1934. His arrival was documented in a ledger dated May 1934, when he was estimated to be at least one year old. The zoo gave him a “hatch date” of 30 June 1933, which would make Cookie 83 years 58 days old.