Wild: 30 years
Captivity: 50 years
Name of Young
Did you know?
- These macaws are critically endangered. They suffer from habitat loss, poaching, the illegal pet trade, and competition from other species. Since so few are left, there is concern that interbreeding will occur and further weaken the species.
- Bolivia has placed strict protections in an effort to save the species, and live export of the birds was banned in 1984. Despite these efforts, illegal trade continues.
- Blue throated macaws nest in tree holes. Due to land clearing and agriculture, they have lost many of the trees suitable for nesting, so they must compete with toucans and other birds. This has contributed to their critically endangered status.
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