Regent Honeyeater breeding program boosts population of endangered bird

The wild population of Regent Honeyeaters will swell by 20% this week when Taronga Zoo releases 77 of the critically endangered birds produced through its breeding program.

Distinctive for its embroidered yellow plumage, the honeyeater is considered a “flagship” species: the most marketable of a group of endangered animals that share a habitat.

The zoo hopes that attracting funding and attention to the honeyeater will also benefit animals such as swift parrots, squirrel gliders and orange-bellied parrots.

Read the full story at The Guardian website.

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