Macaws Flutter Into Their Renovated Habitat, Squawk Loudly

Our macaw habitat renovation is now complete! Next time you come to the Zoo, check out these gorgeous birds in their spacious new digs.

The original macaw habitat was hard to see, with lots of foliage covering the viewing areas, mesh that was thick, and lots of shade.

Original Macaw Habitat
Original Macaw Habitat

Now, there is still plenty of shade for the birds, but they are much more visible to the guests, and they have natural shade from the trees above.

The new habitat is still very shaded, but gives guests an opportunity to see the birds much better.
The new habitat is still very shaded, but gives guests an opportunity to see the birds much better.

We also added a new pathway and a new patch of greenery to the front plaza.

The new pathway, under construction - on the left is the new greenery added to the front plaza
The new pathway, under construction – on the left is the new greenery added to the front plaza

The birds got plenty of greenery inside their habitat, including dozens of macaw-friendly plants.

Birds department beginning to place plants in the macaw habitat
Birds department beginning to place plants in the macaw habitat

New seating areas were also added to give our guests a place to rest and enjoy these beautiful birds.

great_views_new_benches
Several new benches were added in the area so Zoo guests can rest and observe the birds.


Search Blog & Website
Subscribe to Houston Zoo News
Get the latest stories and updates from the Zoo in your inbox! Find out how: Houston Zoo News
Houston Zoo Facebook Page

At 8:00 p.m., KPRC2 / Click2Houston will air a one-hour special about saving elephants, orangutans, crocodiles and more in Borneo. Tune in or set your DVR, you don't want to miss this! Read about the special and why it is so important here: www.houstonzoo.org/elephant/tune-kprc-tomorrow-night-learn-saving-elephants-borneo/ ... See MoreSee Less

9

At 8:00 p.m., KPRC2 / Click2Houston will air a one-hour special about saving elephants, orangutans, crocodiles and more in Borneo. Tune in or set your DVR, you dont want to miss this! Read about the special and why it is so important here: https://www.houstonzoo.org/elephant/tune-kprc-tomorrow-night-learn-saving-elephants-borneo/

 

Comment on Facebook

Very good special! We will be visiting the Zoo Saturday!

Sabrina Polk

Houston Zoo shared KPRC2 / Click2Houston's photo.
Houston Zoo

Tonight is the night! Don't miss this incredible one-hour special. Set those DVRs for 8:00 p.m.! ... See MoreSee Less

20

Tonight is the night! Dont miss this incredible one-hour special. Set those DVRs for 8:00 p.m.!

 

Comment on Facebook

I can't wait to finish my degree and be a part of something like this someday! Hopefully with this wonderful facility!! 😍