Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)
This feathered friend was part of the Wings of the World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. In the last century, these colorful creatures were eradicated from their natural habitat in South America due to poaching and wildlife trade. The Cincinnati Zoo has played a profound role in reintroducing this species to the island of Trinidad where they once flourished. If you find yourself in Cincinnati, make sure and visit Wings of the World and see this beautiful bird for yourself!