Bonnie and Alfie the macaws will take to the skies

WHO'S a pretty boy then?

This pair of stunning macaws are the latest feathered friends to take up residence at a South Yorkshire tourist attraction.

The brightly-coloured beauties have moved in to the Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston, near Sheffield.

The seven-month-olds are wowing visitors with their whistles and squawks but the plan is to train them up so they can perform free flying displays.

Animal presenter Heather Scott, said: "Macaws are highly intelligent and Bonnie and Alfie are already showing promise for the flying displays. As far as we know, they will be the only free flying Macaws in Yorkshire."

The training is being carried out by Heather and her colleague Rebecca Iwashashi during June and the birds are expected to take to the skies later in the summer.

The Tropical Butterfly House is open from 10.30am until 4.30pm on weekdays and 10.30am to 5.30pm at weekends and during the school holidays.

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