The Spix’s Macaw, The Parrot Featured in the Movie Rio, is Extinct in the Wild

The hit animated movie Rio featured a beautiful blue macaw, with rich plumage unlike any other. Tragically, this species, the Spix’s Macaw, has officially been declared extinct in the wild. One of the most visible animal extinctions of 2018, but not the only, this loss reflects the fragility of our natural world.