Pretty Colorful

Macaws, of which there are 19 species, are stunningly beautiful tropical birds.

Our Macaws

Bright, colorful and long-tailed, Macaws are usually guaranteed to get lots of attention. These beautiful parrots come in all different colors. At Zoo Miami Children’s Zoo, there are three Macaws. Our Scarlett Macaw, 29-year-old Chola, has a flair for the dramatic. Her red and blue feathers are as bold as she is when she wants attention. She has even been known to squeal and throw herself against her cage to spark shocked reactions from people! On the other hand, our 25-year-old Blue and Gold Macaw Maggie is very shy and cautious. But don’t be fooled. Maggie is a very smart bird, as she excels in language and verbal interactions. Pickles, our green-feathered Military Macaw, is also a bit shy, but growing more and more acceptable of people. This 19-year-old bird, like other Military Macaws, bares a unique facial patch of skin that often turns bright red when he blushes!

They eat a variety of foods including seeds, nuts, fruits, palm fruits, leaves, flowers, and stems. Wild species may forage widely, over 100 km (62 mi) for some of the larger species, in search of seasonally available foods. The majority of Macaws are now endangered or critically endangered in the wild, and a few are extinct. 


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