Recently SEMA, the state environmental agency, asked us if we could do what is called a “hard release” of a blue and gold macaw on the sanctuary property. The macaw had been previously rehabilitated and simply needed to be let go into a protected area where other macaws of the same species lived, since they stay in close groups and mate for life.
Of course, we were happy to help. We have a large population of blue and gold macaws here and they are almost always together in families or groups. As you can see in the video, the bird barely hesitated before soaring out of the crate and into the sanctuary sky.
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June Ross saysMarch 25, 2023 at 2:48 pm
Can’t view the video as it is saying…”this video is private”
Sara saysMarch 25, 2023 at 2:59 pm
Try again now. Hopefully it’s fixed. Apologies.
Alana saysMarch 25, 2023 at 3:52 pm
Cathe Cracknell saysMarch 25, 2023 at 4:10 pm
Awesome !!! ❤️❤️
Vicki V Bowen saysMarch 25, 2023 at 5:33 pm
This beautiful release to Freedom warmed my Heart. Thank you!!
Nancy saysMarch 25, 2023 at 8:50 pm
WOW !! That Bird was Ready !!
Thank You for sharing the release
Gayle saysMarch 26, 2023 at 1:02 am
Beautiful bird! So, will an established family group accept him since he is an outsider?
Sara saysMarch 26, 2023 at 2:51 am
That is the hope, yes.
Wim saysMarch 26, 2023 at 2:48 am
What a thrilling moment, flying back to freedom.
Beji saysMarch 26, 2023 at 7:14 am
That just gave me goose bumps….how beautiful.
Beth saysMarch 26, 2023 at 10:54 am
Wow wow wow!!!! The best!!
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