Picture of seven Spix's Macaws
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation posted on its website a picture of the seven Spix's Macaws bred there this year
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation has issued a press release on its website with a picture of the seven, yes seven, Spix's Macaws bred there this year. With the offspring bred in 2004 and 2005 Al Wabra has successfully reared 12 Spix's macaws.
All chicks have been hand-reared by specialist staff at Al Wabra, but they hope more clutches will soon follow from the respective pairs, allowing them to parent-rear some of their young. They also hope that other pairs will start reproducing and bring them one step closer to re-establishing the species back to the nature in Brazil as part of the international recovery effort.