The Lear’s Macaw returns to Germany!
After more than 60 years, the Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus Leari) returns to Germany. In February 1944, this extremely rare Brazilian Parrot could be visited for the last time in the Berlin Zoo, before the species was brought out of Germany, protecting it from the approaching war.
Under the patronage of the Brazilian government and together with our partner AWWP (Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation) from Qatar, we were able to bring the species back to Germany to our breeding facility for breeding purposes. After our successes in the Spix’s Macaw program, we are extremely happy to be able to contribute in another parrot conservation program of the Brazilian government.
The Lear’s Macaw is one of two remaining blue macaw species in the wild. Thanks to continuous efforts to protect the natural habitat and to stop illegal trafficking, the number of Lear’s Macaws recovered to around 1.300 birds in the wild. Nonetheless, the species is still considered extremely endangered.
With our now starting breeding efforts, we are very happy to contribute to the long-term survival of the species. We thank the Brazilian government and AWWP for their trust in our work and look forward to a successful collaboration!