Blue-and-yellow macaws belong to the colorful family of macaws originating in South America. This parrot occurs in a limited distribution area in the Bolivian savannah. Because of its beauty and rarity, it has become a popular target of the illegal pet trade and numbers in the wild decreased in the 1990's to only 130 individuals. Today the situation has improved slighty and numbers in the wild are estimated at around 300-400 individuals. The Zoo is home to a breeding pair under the auspices of the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos (EAZA), and we hope that they will succeed in nesting and reproducing.