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Loro Parque Foundation

That is why, behind Loro Parque’s beauty and splendours, there is the Loro Parque Foundation, created in 1994. The Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) is chosen as the Foundation symbol. This species is among the most threatened in the world, living in restricted forest galleries in north-east Brazil. During the fifty last years, the Spix’s Macaw declined, due to illegal trade, hunting and habitat loss. The last wild macaws have been captured and are now protected in captivity. The last wild Spix’s Macaw disappeared in 2000.

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