Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Camryn D. Is Most Excited to See This Incredible Bird!

I'm most excited to see the Scarlet Macaw. It is considered one of the most beautiful birds in Costa Rica. Scarlet Macaws can live up to 50 years. It is an endangered species becuase of pet trade. You can only seen them in a few areas because most are in wildlife reserves though they prefer living in the rainforests. They can fly up to 35 miles an hour. Also the males and females look the same. They eat clay from rivers, fruits and seeds.

Cam, I hope you don't mind that I added my own picture. The Belize Zoo provided me with an up close and personal interaction with the Scarlet Macaw last summer.

1 comment:

  1. Scarlet Macaws can be found from Mexico to Brazil. Since it is the prettiest bird, it causes a decline in population. Hunting, trapping and descrution of their habitat made them an endangered species. Costa Rican governments have passed laws to help protect the Macaws.