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Iggy Pop’s pet cockatoo 'Biggy Pop' named as founding patron of Australian Wildlife Hospital

Iggy Pop’s cockapoo ‘Biggy Pop’ has become somewhat of a global sensation because of his glorious Instagram account and, now, he has been named the founding patron of the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital in Australia.

Biggy’s role as a patron will see him promoting the organisation and act as a campaigner as the Byron hospital seek to build the area’s largest mobile wildlife hospital. Iggy picked up the bird twelve years ago from a roadside seller in a remote part of Florida and since then Biggy has enjoyed the rock star cockatoo lifestyle.

“I’m a bird, and a real wild one, and I have many cockatoo cousins in Australia,” Biggy Pop ‘said’ in an official statement. “I was so distressed to hear that 180 million birds died in the catastrophic bushfire crisis that killed over three billion native animals over the Australian summer. That really horrified me.

“I heard about the team of Australian veterinarians building Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital and I thought, ‘That is such a brilliant idea.’ So when they asked if I would be their founding Patron, I thought ‘Yeah, I’d love to connect with my bird sisters and brothers in the magical land of Oz,’” Biggy added.

“Iggy told me [Australia] is a really cool place where people care for nature and love music, dancing, art and creativity. It sounds like my kind of place. I hope to get down there one day with Iggy, when it’s safe for humans to travel again. I’d fly down there now, but my dad would really miss me. For now, I’m going to help spread the word via my Instagram page,” the cockatoo proudly stated.

Congrats Biggy!