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“Rio” The Movie’s Blue Macaw Parrot Is Now Officially Extinct In The Wild

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A study by BirdLife International a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve bird species around the world disclosed that at least eight bird species have disappeared over the years. Amongst them was the renowned blue parrot from the movie “Rio.”

The Brazilian bird also known as Spix’s macaw, and according to the study, are no longer seen in the wild.

In the animation movie “Rio” a Spix’s Macaw named Blu (the last of the living male of his species) flies from Minnesota to Rio de Janeiro to find Jewel. Jewel was the last of the female species. Blu and Jewel fell in love and had a baby, which concluded the happy ending story. However, in real life, the parrots don’t have a happy ending as they are officially extinct.

The study found that only a few beautiful blue color birds exist in captivity. There is no official proof of it.

Due to the rampant expansions of urban areas expanding and extreme weather changes, it has placed extreme pressure on many of our wildlife. They are forced to adapt or die.

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The precious blue color birds are not so adaptable and lived near dominant species and predators, therefore they became extinct.

Sadly many of bird extinctions occurred on solitary islands, most recent ones in South America, the study reveals.

The Cryptic treehunter and the Alagoas foliage-gleaner from Brazil and Poʻouli from Hawaii are extinct or suspected extinct, according to the study by BirdLife International. The main cause of extinction is habitat loss yet the Po’ouli also caught a diseases which killed many of the bird population.

Cryptic treehunter
ID 95621632 © Ondřej Prosický |
Alagoas foliage-gleaner
Dario Sanches – Flickr: LIMPA-FOLHA-COROADO (Philydor atricapillus )

Sadly, most of the extinctions are caused by humans. Humans should learn to respect this beautiful planet, and all wildlife before they all become extinct and the earth uninhabitable.

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