Released ‘alala to be returned to breeding program

Courtesy of SAN DIEGO ZOO ʻAlala have been rare for much of the 20th century, with fewer than 100 birds remaining in the wild by the 1960s.

The coalition of conservation partners working to recover the ‘alala, also known as the Hawaiian crow, are looking to the future as they work to address recent challenges that have affected the population of the species living in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on Hawaii island.