San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Macaws Making Babies In S. Pacific Wilds

Scarlet macaws, birds that once flew throughout Costa Rican skies but are now endangered, are reproducing in the wild in the southern Pacific coast, the Associated Press reported.

Biologists have recorded 22 newborn chicks, and several more eggs have been laid, the ZooAveCenter for the Rescue of Endangered Species told AP.

The center has released 100 birds born in captivity into the wild in the last decade. These were hatched at the center in La Garita, northwest of San José. At six months, they are taken south to the isolated San Josecito conservation center, where they are kept for up to three months before being released.


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