Blue Macaw Parrot From The Movie ‘Rio’ Is Now Officially Extinct In The Wild!

By: Anuradha

Most of you would probably have watched the movie ‘Rio’ and might have fallen in love with the beautiful blue bird. In the movie, ‘Blu’ makes his own family and rescue his species but in the real-world context, they have extinct and we would not be able to see them again.

These blue macaw parrots were declared endangered about seven years ago and some measures were taken to protect them. However, a study released this week confirms that blue macaws are extinct in the world, along with seven other bird species. The study was conducted by BirdLife International and according to them, the bird has gone extinct due to the rise in deforestation and constant loss of habitat. These birds were also not so adaptive and they became easy prays for predators. However, birds are believed to still exist in some breeding programs but there is no any proof for that.

Other than the blue macaw, 7 other bird species have also been declared extinct. Five of these species belong to SouthAmerica and they were victims of deforestation and too much human interference. Three of these species are the Cryptic three hunter, Alagoas Foliage-gleaner from Brazil and Poo-Uli from Hawaii. Because of selfish human conducts, these birds were disappeared from the world forever and it is truly bad that human has not understood the consequences of their actions even at this crucial phase. 

The idea to conserve them, first came on the 1980s and in 2002, the author Toy Juniper even wrote a book called ‘Spix’sMacaw: The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Bird’ in order to make the people aware of this critical condition. 

If we continue to destroy forest like this, surely so many other animals will also disappear and this is the high time for everyone to reconsider all your actions!