Macaws add a colorful contrast to the chaos of Caracas

Americas Now

They are exotic, colorful birds with sharp beaks whose natural habitat is the jungle. So why are they appearing on city balconies in Caracas, Venezuela?

Some say they were released by animal traffickers. Other claim they escaped from the zoo.

However they got there, they are a vibrant diversion to residents whose lives have lost luster from the country’s economic crisis.

Take a look at these images of some tropical macaws in Caracas.