You probably remember the cowardly but cute Spix's macaw named Blu from the famous animated film, Rio. Sadly, the Brazilian bird is now extinct in the wild, as stated in a report by BirdLife International. On the same, Sonam Kapoor has reacted as she pointed out the disturbing news. On her Twitter wall, she wrote, "It’s disturbing to witness what we are doing to our planet, losing precious creatures." It is quite sad to learn about this news. This is the second species to have perished after the rhinoceros.
On the same, the report read, "Ninety percent of bird extinctions in recent centuries have been of species on islands," said Stuart Butchart, BirdLife's chief scientist and the paper's lead author. "However, our results confirm that there is a growing wave of extinctions sweeping across the continents, driven mainly by habitat loss and degradation from unsustainable agriculture and logging."
It’s disturbing to witness what we are doing to our planet, losing precious creatures. https://t.co/RFHKhVoaOX
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 11, 2018
Sonam has often been very vocal about her views on the current news. On various occasions, the actress has spoken her mind out vouching for the political happenings, animal and environment welfare and more.
The film, Rio, which was based on a Spix's macaw called Blu, was raised in captivity and taken from Minnesota to Brazil with his owner to repopulate the species with the last wild female macaw, Jewel. While the bird is officially extinct in the wild, it's not the end for the species as about 60 to 70 of the Bluebirds are still held in captivity. There is still hope for the Spix's macaws to survive and probably repopulate. So don't worry Sonam, there is still hope!