This Thursday the theft of a macaw of the Mexican Psittacidae species was recorded, in the Altiplano zoo in Tlaxcala, the bird was stolen directly from the cage, after They will cut the perimeter mesh, and they will enter the cage to take it.
Although the place has security guards and surveillance cameras did not capture the criminal, in that sense the local authorities they ordered the momentary closure of the zoowhich in turn caused the annoyance of passers-by
The local government explained that through the Ministry of the Environment (SMA), the disappearance of the bird was reported to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), and they hope to find its whereabouts soon, since this species is cataloged as in Danger of extinction.
“The disappeared species is a specimen of the Mexican Psittacidae, subject to animal protection, of which its sale, possession and any type of commercialization by parts or derivatives is prohibited. The Altiplano Zoo houses these specimens under final destination, but they are property of the nation, hence the complaint was filed with the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) “, explains the official text.
Macaw of the Psittacidae species
This species of bird is distinguished by its red plumage, combined with yellow, according to SEMARNAT, this The species is considered endangered since 2008. since it has been threatened by the illegal felling of trees, as well as the trafficking of wild species.
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In 2021, the highest number of insured specimens was recorded with more than 319 species retained at airports, of which birds such as parrots, macaws, flamingos and even toucans They are the most affected, in addition to the fact that reptiles, felines and small mammals such as monkeys have also been recovered.