Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus). Along the way, Chris encountered some of the wild relatives of our rescued and adopted Animal Ambassadors. A couple of months before Chris left for his trip, Animal Embassy adopted a Monk parakeet that had landed in the backyard of a North Stamford family. The band on the parakeet’s foot clearly indicated that he had been born in captivity and was a displaced pet. Above, this wild Monk parakeet is feeding on a mango with his friends and family in the wilds of the Pantanal, a wonderful place for them to be!