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 head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."
San Diegans are starting to see a lot more bikes and scooters out and about in neighborhoods as mobile-based rental services take off with locals and tourists alike.
People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net.
Hundreds gathered Friday in Carmel Valley to raise awareness about the number one cause of death of women in America - cardiovascular disease.
Unsubstantiated threats against four San Diego-area public schools led to heightened police patrols at the campuses Friday, continuing a disturbing trend in the aftermath of last week's gun massacre at a Florida high school.
The military says a sailor was hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.