Head to the Birds of Brazil aviary near the entrance to Newquay Zoo to find our pair of Scarlet macaw.
The Scarlet Macaw is native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics, from Central America and South America, including eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Colombia, Ecuador, Amazonian Peru and Brazil.
They eat mostly nuts, fruits and seeds and now and again supplement their diet with flowers and nectar.
The species is declining due to habitat loss, being hunted for feathers and food, and capture for sale as pets. Their habitat is threatened by forest destruction. Poachers will cut down a tree with a macaw nest to get to the young, which limits the number of nesting places and thus the numbers of chicks raised.