ZOO Wuppertal will exhibit Lear’s Macaws in the new birdhouse Aralandia

April 2nd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
ZOO Wuppertal will exhibit Lear’s Macaws in the new birdhouse Aralandia
ZOOs and birdparks
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The Prague ZOO is not the only ZOO in continental Europe which whill show Lear’s Macaws in future. German ZOO Wuppertal is going to build a large walk-in aviary for this and many other bird species as well. This was said by the chairman of the friend members association of ZOO Wuppertal Bruno Hensel and its director Arne Lawrenz. The project is called Aralandia and it includes exhibition of macaws, flamengoes and other bird species in a very large aviary. People will walk through this birdhouse so they can get in close contact with animals.

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Flying Lear’s Macaws. (c) J Quental. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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Birdhouse Aralandia will be a new part of ZOO Wuppertal which already has a very nice and interesting collection of parrots. „To large walk-in aviary (which can be compared with the biggest facilities in Europe) breeding aviaries will be attached. In there, we will see Lear’s and Hyacinth Macaws. Together with other field project this is another step to support conservation of several critically endangered species and their habitats“, ZOO informed about this on its official website on the 18th March. ZOO Wuppertal cooperates on this project with Loro Parque Fundación where Lear’s Macaws are bred regularly. The total expenses are estimated on 3,5 million €.

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Title photo: (c) ZOO Wuppertal official website

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