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A lovely pair of blue and gold macaws

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a member of the group of large Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It breeds in forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of Terra Firme) and woodland of tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It barely extends into Central America, where restricted to Panama. It is an endangered species in Trinidad, has probably been extirpated from western Ecuador, and is on the verge of being extirpated from Paraguay, but still remains widespread and fairly common in a large part of mainland South America.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_Macaw

 

photos take at Lion Country Safari ..

 

Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari park located in Loxahatchee (near Wellington), in Palm Beach County, Florida. Founded in 1967, it claims to be the first 'cageless zoo' in the United States.

 

The original park in Florida consists of over 1,000 animals, kept in large fenced areas with approximately 5 miles of paved roadway running throughout.

 

Visitors who purchase a ticket enter the park in their own vehicle, driving slowly at their own pace, and view the animals while listening to a recorded narration on audiotape or CD. Some animals, such as giraffe, rhinoceros, and zebra are allowed to roam freely, even crossing the road in front of vehicles. Others, such as lions or chimpanzees, are segregated behind fences or water barriers.

 

Visitors are warned to drive slowly and carefully, to avoid stopping too close to animals, and not to open their car doors or windows.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Country_Safari

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Taken on January 31, 2009