Blue-throated Macaws in Bolivia The Zoo supports the Bird Endowment’s Nino Adoptivo Saving the Blues program to enhance the reproduction of blue-throated macaws in the wild in Bolivia. The critically endangered blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis) is only known to survive on private ranches in one small region of northern Bolivia known as Los Llanos de Moxos with a population estimated at less than 130 individuals. It relies on cavities in palm trees as nest sites, but often loses out on nest sites due to competition from other macaws, toucans, bats and large woodpeckers. The Nino Adoptivo Saving The Blues Mission Their mission is to increase the wild population and well-being of the critically endangered Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis, in accordance with the species recovery plan, by supporting and developing efforts to: Research, monitor and protect nesting and foraging habitat Educate local and global interest groups about conservation activities Highlights from 2019-202: 12 Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged, tying last year’s record! New record clutch size of 4 eggs Record-breaking 7 banded breeding birds returned to use nest boxes!