Mimi is a Rothschild Mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi), discovered in Bali in 1911 by avian expert Dr Erwin Stresemann. He named it after his friend, the naturalist Walter Rothschild, who founded his own museum of natural history at Tring, which is still open to the public. Rothschild Mynahs are critically endangered (there are more giant pandas in the wild), but conservation projects, like the one run at Waddesdon Aviary, help to preserve this rare and beautiful bird.
|Exclusive to Waddesdon||
Mimi the Mynah Bird