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I've been following this for a while and a major milestone is quickly approaching...
The adventure begins - a review. On March 3rd, 2020, the first 52 Spix's Macaws bred in Germany started their journey to their ancestors' homeland, the Brazilian Caatinga. Among them are those 20 parrots that will be released into the wild this year, and for eight of them, things will get serious on June 14th.
The flight from Berlin to Brazil went smoothly. The birds were welcomed at Petrolina Airport by a special welcoming committee. After a long drive through the wild nature of the Caatinga, escorted by Brazilian police, the parrots arrived at Spix's Macaw Release Center. They survived the journey well, and Brazilian customs and the veterinary office received them. Afterward, they were able to recover from the exciting journey in their aviaries, which are similar to those in Germany. After a long quarantine period and extensive preparations, the birds were finally allowed into the planted outdoor aviaries in May. From now on, they could get used to their unknown surroundings with all their senses, the new climate, and the exotic sound of the Caatinga.
We'll continue next week; stay tuned!