Here is an update of Ra.
Not so long ago I had written about our friendship with a wild Red-and-Green Macaw in Kabalebo. Just days later I left to explore Costa Rica. After being away for a month I came back to see how things are at the moment.
But before revealing the update, here is a look back. Picture above shows a young Ra back in November 2016, just days after he was released. This is the park at the River Cabin.
Fast forward to the month May, 2017. It was the start of the Rainy season, meaning a lot of rain. The River Cabin park became inaccessible for the golf car, so we had to walk in rubber boots to meet Ra. He had no problem with the mud as he was sitting high and dry on the vine.
More rain in May, 2017. This photo was taken on May 17, 2017. Look how fast the water had risen. We still had to come by foot and as you can see, Ra still didn't mind the water.
June and July somehow had more rain. This is how the River Cabin Park looked like. Impossible to walk as the water had risen at least 190 cm. Rubber boots wouldn't help. The water was so high that we had to kayak our way to the feeding spot. We weren't sure if Ra would show up due to the high water level.
But he still comes by. Water or no water, seeing us on foot, by car or in a kayak, Ra still lands at the same spot to receive his porridge. While he eats his porridge, his partner and the rest of his group wait patiently nearby until his done and afterwards they will fly away all together.
I can't think of a friendship more extraordinary or special than this.
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