Cuban Macaw Facts


The cuban red macaw species was wiped out by men; there are no longer chicks for a breeder to raise. There are about 30 known species of these parrots, but perhaps there are more of them in remote areas. Nine species are extinct from the wild; some of them remain only in captivity thanks to the efforts of breeders. 

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The majority of parrots belonging to the genus Ara live near equator in Central and Southern America, Africa and nearby islands. They can live only in hot humid climate and feed on tropical fruits, seeds, nuts and flowers. 

The cuban macaw is extinct; you will not see this bird in an aviary or recent picture. Deforestation, loss of habitat and environmental pollution are other possible reasons for extinction of these birds. Nine other species of these birds have become extinct in the 20th century; some others remain only in captivity.

This species has been extinct for a century already. These beautiful birds were native to the Caribbean islands and have fallen victims of men. They were very popular as pets and the natives caught them in large numbers for sale. 

The cuban macaw is extinct; you will not see this bird in an aviary or recent picture.

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