The Alala

Did you know that one of the world’s most endangered species of bird is a crow?  The Hawaiian crow—ʻAlalā to native Hawaiians—is a species of crow endemic to Hawaii and is currently extinct in the wild, but conservation efforts to save and breed the species has taken the captive population to over 100 birds.  Expected reintroduction dates for this species are tentatively set for 2014.  Here’s a blog article (with video) about the progress of the Hawaiian crow.

(Image from the San Diego Zoo blogs.)

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