Macaw is the common name for a group of New World parrots, consisting of around 18 species native to North and South America.
Woburn Safari Park is home to three species of macaw; the green-winged macaw, blue and gold macaw, and the military macaw. They can be seen in their free-flying bird demonstrations, or within their large aviaries in the Foot Safari.
- Are macaws endangered?
- Why are macaws endangered?
- How big do macaws get?
- Which long do macaws live for?
Are macaws endangered?
Sadly the majority of macaws are now listed as endangered, with several listed as highly or critically endangered.
Why are macaws endangered?
Macaws face a number of threats, including deforestation, hunting, and the illegal trapping for the pet trade.
How big do macaws get?
Macaws are typically large birds, ranging in size from 30cm up to 102cm, depending on the species.
Which long do macaws live for?
Macaws are among the longest-living parrot species. They can live for an average of 50 years but in captivity, some can even reach up to 60 years old.