The The parrots that inspired the classic animated movie ‘Rio’ They came back to it Brazil 20 years after they were declared extinct in their environment. This was recently reported by a biologist Tom WhiteFrom US Fish and Wildlife Service.
in conversation with guardian, the specialist provided details of an international project to save these parrots (such as those in “Rio”). This type is actually called SPEXIt is called scientifically Cyanopsita spixii.
In fact, the man was a technical advisor to the rescue project. He noted that a month ago, eight samples were released in the Katenga region, a thorny jungle and jungle region in northeastern Brazil. Also, the last time a person was seen in their normal state was in 2000.
Is characterized by For its blue feathers and gray headThese parrots inspired the creation of Blue, the main character in the film “River”. Even this animated movie released in 2011 became a flag against the destruction of wildlife.
52 Blue Spix parrots were brought to Brazil two years ago
Agencia Brasil reported that two years ago it took 52 samples of these parrotsfrom dachshund from Society for the Conservation of Endangered Parrots To a nursery school in Corasa located in bay.
Additionally, in order to adapt them to the wild, they were paired with wild Maracana parrots for a brief period in captivity. The intent was to teach Spix to get food and avoid potential predators.
for this bird It was discovered in 1819 by German biologist Johann Baptiste Ritter von Specks. Hence its name.
In fact, the almost complete extinction over 20 years ago was due to Destroy their habitat through agricultural projects. However, also They were hunted by illegal traders of exotic species.