Blue and Gold Macaw

Ara ararauna

NATURAL HABITAT
The macaw is found in forests, rainforests, woodlands or savannah-like habitats depending on species.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruit, nuts and seeds
IN THE ZOO – Nuts, seeds, apples and bananas

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Males and females look alike
  • Mate for life
  • 17 different species of macaws
  • Use beak as a third foot when climbing
  • Can travel up to 35 mph due to wide wingspan and hollow bones