Project Description

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Ara ararauna

Animal Class: Birds

Length: 34-36 inches

Weight: 900-1300 grams

Diet: Palm fruit and other tree fruits

Habitat: Swampy tropical rainforests of South America

The blue-and-gold macaw, also known as blue-and-yellow macaw, is a large species of parrot. Blue-and-gold 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-gold macaw is an endangered species in Trinidad. The blue-and-gold macaw is very intelligent and is often trained to talk, mimic sounds, or follow other behavioral directions.

Our Animals: Katie. This animal is also an Ambassador Animal.

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