Skating parrot steals the show at Prague festival

The talented parrot was later seen lounging in a deck chair – and driving a toy car across the stage as well.
It was accompanied by other parrots trained by Mr Zattu, with one even holding up a newspaper and pretending to read it while relaxing on a deckchair.

Some of the world’s best circus artists gathered to perform at the festival, now in its second year, including Russian acrobat Anastasia Makeeva, Ukraine’s Roman Konanchuk, Brazilian acrobats from the Costa group and Italian acrobats from the skating troupe Nistorov.
Other wild performances came from Maik Probst and her husband Jorg, both from Germany, who put on a show with their trained baboons, and Czech Helena Faltyny who juggled with tennis rackets.

Commonly known as Cirkus Cirkus, the festival is also a competition so, while spectators have a lot of fun, the thirteen contestants must compete for the attention of a VIP jury made up of celebrities and circus agents from around the world.

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