The San Diego Zoo is home to the only colony of sociable weavers in the United States. In 1997, we started with an original colony of 22 birds. As they years have passed, they have become a successfully reproducing colony, with over 300 hatches.
Our colony currently numbers between 50 and 60 weavers. Through trial and error, we have learned what to provide for nesting material. Favorite items include various dried grasses, pine needles, and Bermuda hay. The result of this acquired knowledge is that their current nest is the largest it has ever been and is extremely visible in their exhibit.
Always in motion, always together, the sociable weavers are an inspiration to see. Watch them in action along Monkey Trail in Lost Forest.