5 Extinct Species You Must See
Unfortunately some of the most beautiful animals, birds and insects are endangered species. Some of them are left to only a couple or a dozen of their kind and it is real shame that the world would face the life without these creatures. Here are some of the most beautiful species that you have to see while they’re still alive.
1 Macaw Yellow
Largely found in Amazon valley Macaws are incredibly gorgeous brilliantly colored members of the parrot family. The coloring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests, with their green canopies and colorful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits. Macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items. The birds sport graceful tails that are typically very long. Besides that, these are intelligent and social birds that often gather in flocks of 10 to 30 individuals. Their loud calls, squawks, and screams echo through the forest canopy. Macaws can mimic human speech. Unfortunately there are 17 species of macaws, and several are endangered. These playful birds are popular pets, and many are illegally trapped for that trade. The rain forest homes of many species are also disappearing at an alarming rate. These beautiful birds are highly sought after in the illegal pet trade, however, the WWF suggests captive breeding as an alternative to illegal capture and a way to increase the population.