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Rio's Last Wild Macaw 'Juliet' in Search of Her Romeo

She's often seen visiting her kind at the city zoo

(Newser) - A blue-and-yellow macaw dubbed Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in Rio de Janeiro, where the birds once flew far and wide, per the AP . Almost every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has swooped onto the Rio zoo enclosure where macaws...

8 Bird Species Fall Victim to 'Growing Wave of Extinctions'

Habitat loss via deforestation among issues: study

(Newser) - Eight bird species, including the Brazilian blue parrot featured in 2011 animated flick Rio, make up the first confirmed avian extinctions this decade. The Spix's macaw (the species of the Rio characters Blu and Jewel ) hasn't been seen in the wild since 2000, as a 2016 sighting...

A Zebra, Macaw, Iowa Guy Walk Into a Bar ...

Human later busted for drunk driving

(Newser) - An Iowa animal lover says he was just enjoying the wild life with his pets. But police say he was drunk and shouldn't have been tooling around with his zebra and a macaw. Jerald Reiter, 55, walked into a Dubuque bar to refuel with his unusual buddies, but the...

Bird Shelters Overrun as Foreclosures Take Toll

Exotic animals not always welcome, and require special care

(Newser) - The US foreclosure epidemic, hard on all kinds of pets, appears particularly devastating for exotic birds, Reuters reports. People forced to vacate their homes are finding that cockatiels, macaws, and the like won’t fly at their new digs. Shelters for cats and dogs aren’t equipped to handle the...

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