Hyacinth Macaw Keeper Talk
10/12/2017, 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Weekly on Thursday
Hyacinth Macaw Exhibit near Entry Village map
The population of hyacinth macaws in the wild has declined rapidly due to illegal pet trade and habitat loss. New initiatives to prevent illegal trading have been put in place, including the installation of artificatial nest boxes and greater law enforcement.
Hyacinth macaws will use their powerful beaks with more than 300 pounds of pressure to break open palm nuts, their main food source. Females lay 2-3 eggs each breeding season with one chick usually making it to adulthood.
You can see our Hyacinth Macaws on exhibit just inside of Entry Village.