Our Animal Family
Common Name: Military Macaw
Scientific Name: Ara militaris
Birth Date: Estimated Birth 1979
Defining Trait: Large, strong beak/red feathers across forehead/white skin around eyes and cheeks/loud/intelligent/playful/affectionate/great sound mimic
My Story: Chicken came to DRC in May 1997 after having lived with one owner for over 18 years. Since Chicken had never lived with another bird we were not sure about his social skills, but Mr. Parrot welcomed Chicken with “open wings," and the two are quite compatible. Chicken has yellow eyes and is a little smaller than Mr. Parrot. He is extremely smart and has outwitted members of our staff by making “pretend” sick noises. If you hear him or any of the other birds coughing, don’t be concerned – they have learned to mimic humans and know that it always gets our attention!