Aloha Po’ouli

Posted by ardeidae on December 01, 2004

Despite recovery efforts, one of the most endangered birds, Hawaii’s Po’ouli is feared extinct. One of the last three known birds has died of avian malaria less than three months after its capture.

After capturing the male in a last ditch effort, scientists had hoped to capture one of the two remaining females in hopes of breeding them. In 1998, NPR had a Radio Expedition(Real Audio) reporting on the efforts to save this rare species.

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