The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot in the world and has a maximum length of 1 metre. Parrots live in pairs and are mates for life. Even outside the mating season, the male and female seem more like a couple than individuals. The females lay eggs in trees or on rocks where the nestlings are raised by both the female and the male.
The Hyacinth Macaw is on the Washington Convention’s list of endangered species (i.e., it is highly endangered). The Odense ZOO cooperates with other European zoological gardens in an international breeding programme involving bird exchanges.
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