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Have you missed Huey, Kaleideum’s blue and gold macaw? Here are five fun facts about these magnificent birds and questions in parentheses that you can research further at home:
1) The blue and yellow macaw is a type of parrot with the scientific name Ara ararauna. (What are some other types of parrots?)
2) The natural habitat for the macaw is Central and South America in the rainforest, as well as other forests, woodlands, and savanna-like habitats. (Which countries have large populations of native blue and gold macaws?)
3) Macaws eat a wide variety of foods including seeds, fruits, nuts, leaves, and flowers. (How powerful is a blue and gold macaw’s beak?)
4) Macaws live a long time! Huey was born in 1985 and was given to Kaleideum (formerly Nature Science Center/SciWorks) by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department in 1991. (What is the average lifespan of a blue and gold macaw in captivity?)
5) The blue and yellow macaw can talk, and Huey’s favorite words are “Hello,” “Pretty Bird,” and “Bye Bye.” He also likes to call out for Kevin! (Do blue and gold macaws make good pets?)