SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The hyacinth macaw is the largest species in the parrot family. It's the rarest of the macaws and is found only in Brazil.
They weigh only 2 to 2.5 pounds and can live 50 to 70 years. They eat fruit, nuts, seeds, berries and leaves.
Throughout the month of October, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park celebrate Kids Free, offering free admission to children 11 years and younger.
Every weekend in October, guests can experience kid-friendly activities, such as crafts, coloring, and special animal encounters.
During Kids Free, the Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Safari Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit sandiegozoo.org/kidsfree.
The green light was given Tuesday to a South Bay redevelopment project that has been in the works for years.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
People from both sides of the gun debate spoke out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday awarded $326,776 in grants to groups that will manage and monitor waste, including sewage spills, along the U.S.-Mexico border.
An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
In an effort to crackdown on bike thefts throughout the city, San Diego police are expanding their Bait Bike Program.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with laying off 38 full-time Animal Services employees as part of a plan to shrink the department.
A local fifth grade teacher accused of distributing child pornography made another appearance in federal court Tuesday.