The military macaw is a very vocal, social bird and in the wild will be heard long before it is seen. The name "military" may refer to the military personnel that first imported them to Europe.
Like many parrot species these birds are disappearing in the wild due to deforestation and poaching for the pet trade.
Arid and semi-arid forest, woodland and trees along waterways
Seeds, fruits, nuts and berries
Mexico & Northwestern coast of South America
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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