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First 'Alalā of 2016 Hatches at Hawaiian Bird Center (2:28)
Partners: San Diego Zoo Global's Hawai'i Endangered Bird Conservation Program
Produced by: San Diego Zoo


Animal care staff at San Diego Zoo Global's Hawai'i Endangered Bird Conservation Program are celebrating the first Hawaiian crow, or 'alalā, to be hatched in the 2016 breeding season. Later this year, hatched 'alalā chicks will go back to their native forests on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The 'alalā has been extinct in the wild since 2002, preserved only in the program run by San Diego Zoo Global at its Hawaiian bird centers.

Last updated: May 17, 2016