Lucas the Blue and Gold Macaw
Lucas is our Blue and Gold Macaw, Ara ararauna. He used to be a pet in a restaurant, eating a very inappropriate diet. One day he was attacked by a dog injuring his wings. He was confiscated by the wildlife authorities in Iquitos, who called RAREC.
Due to his injury, he cannot fly and therefore is not releasable. Lucas is a very energetic and expressive bird, often screeching at people as they walk past. To give him the experience of being free and to encourage exercise, we created a wooden climbing frame which is attached to a tree, that he gets to enjoy every morning.