Belinda McGahan from the Hudsons Circus with macaws Jose and Diego.
Belinda McGahan from the Hudsons Circus with macaws Jose and Diego. Nolan Verheij-full

Macaw galore feature at circus visiting the Tweed

ONE of the main attractions at Hudsons Circus is the colourful macaws, Diego and Jose.

The circus's animal trainer Robert Joyes let the Daily News behind the scenes and introduced us to the colourful performers.

Some of these rare South American birds live up to 70 years and are popular because of their vibrant colours and size.

Known worldwide for their intelligence and ability to learn new tricks, these birds are expensive to buy and expensive to train which starts at a young age.

"The pair are lucky in that they have plenty of mental and physical stimulation in their lives with the circus, unlike some other birds who sit in a cage all day," Mr Joyes said.

The circus is currently at Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads until next Sunday, with various morning, afternoon and evening performances. It also features water buffalos, camels, tightrope walker Ash Brophy and plenty more.

For bookings phone 0458 483 766.



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