Wild Macaw in Brazil

You helped nine macaw parrots


Nine young macaws who were injured and orphaned by fires in Brazil were given a rehabilitation and flight training enclosure thanks to your support.

Image credit: Macaw. Mauricio Forlani / World Animal Protection Brazil

Because of you they had somewhere to spread their wings as they recovered from devastating wildfires in Brazil.

The fires, which were deliberately lit to clear land for factory farming, left two blue and yellow macaws Tico and Teco homeless and injured. Thankfully, the pair was brought to our partners in Brazil – the Ecótono Institute. The staff there worked tirelessly to care for Tico and Teco as they regained their strength, and soon they were joined by seven other macaws who also needed a safe place to recover.  

MacawsImage credit: Wild Animals Care / UFMT SINOP

The Ecótono Institute team built a specially designed rehabilitation and flight training enclosure so the macaws could enjoy a natural environment that allowed for flight training and the development of social skills, while also staying under the watchful eye of vets and other carers.

Eventually, the nine macaw parrots were able to leave the enclosure to go out and explore their lush forest surroundings. But they always came back thanks to the abundant supply of fresh food and water you helped provide. Over time the macaws are becoming more confident. They were observed displaying natural behaviours, like flying in pairs and sending out an alarm call when encountering a hawk.

The nine macaws are still being monitored thanks to identification tags. Thank you for keeping them alive, caring for them when they needed it most, and supporting their big adventure back into the wild.

Macaw rescueImage credit: Wild Animals Care / UFMT SINOP

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