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Green Aracari: here’s the scoop

threats

While green aracaris are listed as a Least Concern species, their populations have declined over recent years. Green aracaris are threatened by habitat destruction due to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Committed to Conservation

The Buttonwood Park Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Green Aracaris. The goal of the SSP is to cooperatively manage animal populations within AZA accredited zoos to ensure the sustainability of a healthy and genetically diverse population while enhancing the conservation of this species in the wild.

Species

Green Aracari

Scientific name

Pteroglossus viridis

Habitat

Tropical rainforests and savannahs

Diet

Fruits, insects, nuts, eggs and small animals

life expectancy

14 – 18 years

Did you know?

Male and female identification is easy with this species. Males have a black head and neck while the females have a chestnut head and neck.

Range

Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant