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Animal Facts

A macaw’s beak is so strong it can easily crush a whole Brazil nut. Macaws have four toes-two toes face forward and two face backwards. These type of feet are called zygodactyl, and are great for perching on branches, climbing, and holding their food!


Largest - Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), 39.4 inches tall

Smallest - Red-shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis), 11.8 inches tall

Lives at Audubon Zoo & Audubon Aquarium

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