Pedro and his Macaw

La Mariposa Spanish School and EcoHotel is very well known for rescuing dogs (there are now 45 and counting!) but they also rescue other animals as well.

Only a few weeks after we arrived, Pedro heard a macaw calling from a house while waiting for a mototaxi.  He asked to see the bird (which was obviously smuggled) and found that the owner had clipped her wings and she was in a pretty bad state.

Pedro and Paulette rescued the macaw and, one month on, she is enjoying her new home and her feathers are slowly growing back.   She says “hola” (“hello” in Spanish) quite a bit – particularly if she hears Pedro 🙂

pedro rescue macaw


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