Return of the Spix Macaw

Spix Macaw Berlin Museum specimen
Spix Macaw specimen on exhibit in Berlin, 2014 / Public domain photo by Daderot via Wikimedia Commons

The species was already extinct by the time most people heard of it.

In 2011, the movie Rio told the tale of a Spix Macaw who traveled thousands of miles from Minnesota to Rio to find the last mate of his species. I have never had the heart to see this movie.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store