With its vibrant colors, the blue and yellow macaw is easily one of the most recognizable parrots.  While it is a popular companion animal due to its coloring and personality, macaws are known to be an incredibly loud species and require constant attention while in captivity.  Due to their needs, macaws are generally better suited for the wild. While blue-and-gold macaws aren’t an endangered species at this time, they are still at risk due to habitat loss through deforestation, pet trade, hunting, poaching, and the spraying of pesticides.

Find me at EPZ

Location: Birds of Paradise

Arrived at EPZ: 08/22/2006