Guam Kingfisher (extinct in the wild). Snapped @ The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA )

Guam Kingfisher (extinct in the wild)

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♦️ Pub: Mar 13, 2019 | Modified: Mar 13, 2019 @ | Reading: < 1 min. ♦️

Guam Kingfisher: This one hurts, because it taught me the true meaning of extinct. Only 150 of these treasured treats exist— all in captivity, none in the wild.

Snapped @ The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA, a nature preserve joining in the commitment to reawaken these gloriously gorgeous gems. As a Philly native, I’m proud to note the premier player in this global effort to restore these tiny treasures remains the Philadelphia Zoo.

Guam Kingfisher, In Action


Guam Kingfisher (extinct in the wild). Snapped @ The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA
Guam Kingfisher (extinct in the wild). Snapped @ The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA

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