The Hawaiian Crow Is Once Again Extinct in the Wild – National Audubon Society


During his years in the wild, the Hawaiian crow that researchers named Kia‘ikūmokuhāli‘i was able to live up to his name: a “guardian of the forest.” Along with other ʻAlalā (as the crows are called in native Hawaiian), he had been reintroduced to the wild in Puʻu Makaʻala Natural Area Reserve on Hawaii’s Big Island after being raised in captivity by the ʻAlalā Project, a partnership between federal and Hawaiian state conservation agencies and the San Diego Zoo Global.

“As you walk through the forest, you could hear him territorial calling, and you knew it was him,” says Jackie Gaudioso-Levita, one of
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The Hawaiian Crow Is Once Again Extinct in the Wild – National Audubon Society
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