"Chrys was captured in the wild of his native Africa to be sold in the United States black market pet trade. When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discovered and confiscated him, they found that his beautiful distinctive crest had been cut off to disguise him."
--World Bird Sanctuary website.
"We also found out that he developed infection in his talons and had to have two of his 'toes' removed and that is why he was never rehabbed and returned to the wild. I didn't ask, but I would hazard to guess that whoever captured him trimmed his nails too short."
Dee Puett, photographer