Six rare exotic birds bred in captivity in England have been flown to their native Bolivia to add to the country's tourist attractions.
The Blue-throated Macaws, from Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall, have been released into the wild to help restore its endangered species.
The birds have been a target for pet trade dealers and there are now just an estimated 130 of the indigenous species left in Bolivia - where they have been deemed critically endangered.
Macaws add to Bolivia's myriad tourist attractions, both natural and man-made.
The South American country is a firm favourite for lovers of trekking holidays and visitors to cultural sites. On the border with Peru sits Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros, a pre-Incan people who live on artificial floating islands on the lake.
Tourists flock to Bolivia to see ruins from the Inca and other pre-Columbian civilisations that still survive into the 21st century.
The variety of wildlife here is legendary, including spider monkeys, jaguars and the Macaw-boasted exotic bird collections.
The Macaws have been released into areas of Bolivia where the species had been extinct. But they will remain in a Bolivian aviary for several weeks, before having a 'soft release' into the wild. This includes the birds being fed and monitored for several weeks after being freed.
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