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Blue and Yellow Macaw

Animal Essentials

Scientific Name:
Ara ararauna
Park Location:
Zoo
Origin:
Panama, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay
Habitat:
Rainforest

Amazing Facts

Blue and Yellow Macaws are capable of mimicking human speech. They don’t necessarily talk just make the same sounds and repeat words.
Blue and Yellow Macaws help promote forest growth by dropping a lot of seeds that they need which spreads them effectively
Chocolate, cherries, avocado, and caffeine is poison to Macaws!

The Blue and Yellow Macaw is often considered to be one of the most trainable birds of these parrots with the perceived intelligence equivalent of a 3 year old child.

They generally make very loud screeching noises but are capable of mimicking human sounds and words. Keeping Macaws stimulated and active is an essential part of their care and with the right diet they are capable of living up to 80 years!

The Blue and Yellow Macaws breed in the swampy tropical rainforests of South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Although classed as ‘Least Concern’ by the IUCN, the Blue and Yellow Macaw is an endangered species in Trinidad. Threats that Macaws face include habitat loss, pet trade, hunting and introduced species.

Threat Status

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