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ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS, How the World's First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species
By Laurel A. Neme, PhD

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Macaws: Did You Know...
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Fun Facts About Macaws

Here you'll find a variety of fun and interesting facts about rare and endangered animals. We hope you enjoy learning about them and sharing it with your friends. It is through awareness and education that each of us can make a difference. Please visit my Take Action! page for information on what you can do to help wildlife.



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Many of the 16 macaw species require large tracts of relatively pristine habitat for their survival.  As such, they may be ideal biological indicators of the conservation status of rainforests.
 
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An individual scarlet macaw may be sold for more than $1,000.
 
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Scarlet macaws, like other parrot species, travel long distances (over 100 kilometers) in search of food resources.  Consequently, they may cross political boundaries so that a negative impact to the population in one country would have a negative impact on populations in neighboring countries.
 
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Scarlet macaws seem to be a particularly sensitive macaw.  If mistreated while young, it can grow up to be belligerent and prone to biting.
 
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Scarlet macaws mate for life and have a very close relationship with their partner called a “pair bond.”
 
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Scarlet macaws use a variety of harsh, loud screeching calls, guttural squawks and growls to communicate.
 
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