Is that the right number?
There seems to be some speculation about the number of Spix's Macaws alive now on the planet
There seems to be some speculation about the number of Spix's Macaws alive now on the planet. I can confirm that at today's date following Presley's sad loss there are 90, one of whom is the last existing wild-caught Spix's macaw. That is being kept at Al-Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar along with 70 captive-bred macaws (26 males, 39 females and 5 recently bred and as yet unsexed birds). There is one female at Loro Parque in Tenerife, which unfortunately suffers from epileptic fits, 9 (5 males and four females) at ACTP in Germany and 9 (2 males and 7 females) at NEST, a private breeding centre in Brazil, which is government approved. Altogether that's 34 males, 51 females and five unsexed.