Endangered birds travel from Werribee to new home at Monarto

Six critically endangered Plains-wanderer birds have successfully completed a quarantine period at Monarto Safari Park after their big trip from Werribee Open Range Zoo in Victoria.

The birds are listed in first position among Australian birds in the Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) list of species with a significant amount of unique evolutionary history that face extinction.

These six captive-bred birds are genetically unique, so they have moved to Monarto to be part of a nation-wide conservation breeding program to try and build a population to stop them from going extinct.

Read the full story at the Murray Valley Standard website.

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