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Scarlet Macaw

Most macaws prefer to use their left foot in handling food and grasping things. The right foot supports the body while the left foot works as a "hand" to bring items to the beak.

The scarlet macaw was sacred to the ancient Mayans. It represented the rising sun.

HABITATHigh canopy of rainforests
DIET Fruits, nuts, flowers and nectar
LIFE Expectancy40 years

Fun Fact
A caracal can take down prey more than twice its size.
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