Macaws are brilliantly-colored, neotropical parrots. They are intelligent, social birds that communicate with each other through loud squawks and screams. Long, flexible toes help the macaw hold onto branches and manipulate objects. The macaw uses its strong beak as both a nutcracker and a ‘third foot’ for climbing.
Blue and gold macaws have been successfully reintroduced to their former range in Trinidad. Learn more about how the Cincinnati Zoo is helping these colorful wonders in the wild.
Scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) have returned blue and gold macaws to their former range on the island of Trinidad.
Educators! Participate in an Earth Expeditions course to explore inquiry-based learning and community-based conservation in Trinidad.