Mallee emu-wren 'insurance population' planned for South Australia

The Mallee emu-wren population was all but wiped out from South Australia during the 2014 bushfires.

But now, thanks to a new zoo breeding program, these tiny birds are being given a second chance at life in the state.

"The last known populations were in the Ngarkat and Billiat national parklands," Zoos SA conservation manager Liberty Olds told ABC Radio Adelaide's Narelle Graham.

"Wildfires in January 2014 wiped out a lot of that habitat."

Read more at the ABC News website.

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