Ella is a 30 year old Umbrella Cockatoo who has been at the Singapore Zoo all his life. He is a lovely, sweet,timid and shy bird. Because of his shyness, he is very wary of all people and finds it hard to be friends with other birds as well. He selectively chooses some people he can be friends with and I am one of the very few lucky ones. Ella and I share a bond that's hard to describe. I have worked with him since 2013 and when I left for 2 years and came back, he recognised me instantly and came to me like all that time had never passed. I love this bird immensely, and he has a future with me at home. Kindly enough, my boss has agreed to re-home him since he is unable to be handled by anyone, he has a better future in a home. He would otherwise spend his time in a cage, with little human or animal interaction and in his best interests, they have decided to let me take him home. The only problem is I am moving to the States in August and I need to ship him over. Which is also not a problem, but it will cost me close to $10,000 to ship him and that is money I cannot afford. It would mean the world to me and Ella if we could be united together. I can provide him a good home and life for the next 30-40 years of his life and it would make both of us very happy. Your contribution towards this fund will help me immensely and we will be forever grateful for your help.