Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Blue-and-yellow Macaw


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Ara ararauna
PROFILE:

The colorful blue-and-gold macaw is a social bird with a high level of intelligence and ability to learn behaviors. Positive reinforcement training benefits our animals by creating a trusting relationship between the animal and trainer. Training behaviors allow staff to check an animal’s health without medication, highlight natural behaviors on cue, and handle or transport animals comfortably.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Psittaciformes, Psittacidae (parrots and relatives)
NATIVE TO:
central and South America
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 35-55 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Pairs; flocks of up to 30 individuals
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