In 1928 Huberta left her waterhole in the St. Lucia Estuary in Zululand and set off on a 1600 km walk to the Eastern Cape, a journey which took her three years. In that time Huberta became a celebrity in South Africa and attracted crowds wherever she went. She arrived in East London in March 1931, but was shot by hunters a month later. Huberta's body was recovered and sent to a taxidermist in London and can now be seen in the Amathole Museum in King William's Town.
Beautiful Cape parrot feeding in a wild plum tree. They enjoy these fruits when they are green or red. The Cape Parrot Project has planted over 2,000 wild plum trees to provide alternative feeding sites for Cape parrots along the Amathole mountains. (Rodnick Clifton Biljon / Cape Parrot Project)