Spixโ€™s Little Blue Macaws Are Returning To The Wild In Brazil

The Spixโ€™s little blue macaw โ€” extinct in the wild for 22 years โ€” now flies free again in its natural habitat in Brazil, thanks to decades of research and effort by hundreds of scientists, conservation biologists, veterinarians, aviculturists and indigenous peoples

ยฉ by GrrlScientist for Forbes | Twitter | Newsletter

Allopreening adult Spixโ€™s little blue macaws (Cyanopsitta spixii). This species, which is now listed as Extinct-In-The-Wild, was a habitat specialist that was endemic to the semi-arid region in Brazil known as the Caatinga. (Image courtesy of Jamie Love)

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