Wild Blue-Throated Macaws Slowly Returning From The Brink Of Extinction

More conservation good news: a macaw species once thought to be Extinct-In-The-Wild is now recovering its numbers, thanks to intensive conservation efforts

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An adult pair of blue-throated macaws (Ara glaucogularis) allopreening at Chester Zoo, England, shows off their characteristic large blue throat patch and blue feather lines on their bare facial patch. Unlike the blue-and-yellow macaw, which it is sometimes mistaken for, this species does not have green on its forehead. (Credit: David Friel / CC BY 2.0)

I’ve recently shared several stories about Critically Endangered macaw species and…



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