There are many species of Macaw, most of them endangered and at least five species already extinct. The top two reasons for their downfall are deforestation and the pet trade. Macaws are reported to live for up to 100 years in the wild, and 75 years in captivity.
Due to runaway inflation at the time, this coin -- worth 5 cruzeiros reais -- would have been represented by 5,000 cruzeiros just the year before. By the middle of the following year, 2,750 cruzeiros reais would become 1 reais.
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