Macaws in the World
HERE COMES INGO is a picture book that presents the multi-layered tale of Ingo, a scarlet macaw who drifts off to sleep while sitting on her eggs and dreams of flying into the lush tropical rainforest she calls home.
Hopefully, besides encouraging children to switch seats with the illustrator via painting, coloring, and drawing directly ON the page in order to tap into their creativity and let their imaginations soar, the tale of Ingo will inspire children and their parents to take on an active role in helping parrots in their fight against extinction.
Unfortunately, parrots are among some of the most threatened groups of birds worldwide. Out of 398 species, 111 are classified as globally endangered on the IUCN Red List. The most widespread threats to these fascinating animals are habitat destruction, fragmentation and wildlife trafficking for the pet trade. Between 1990 and 1994 alone, nearly 2 million parrots were traded on the world market.
FUN TO WATCH VIDEOS FEATURING MACAWS AND THEIR FREE-FLIGHT TRAINING
- Tampa Zoo
- Cincinnati Zoo
- Auckland Zoo
- AnimalWonders Montana