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. 

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