Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna

These majestic birds can’t get enough of each other! Blue-and-gold macaws are often found in pairs.

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ORIGIN:
Panama and northern South America

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HABITAT:
Rainforests and swamps

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-4 lbs
Height: 3 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds and nuts

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PREDATORS:
Eagles, falcons and humans

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful beak

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REPRODUCTION:
25-day incubation; sexually mature at 3-4 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
30-35 yrs in wild

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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