Revisiting the Wild
I’m thrilled to have more good news to share on the Bali mynah conservation front. Our breeding pair hatched a second clutch for the season, producing two more chicks to boost a species that’s nearly extinct in the wild.
As I’ve written before, Lincoln Park Zoo is a leader in the effort to bring this species back from the brink of extinction. In the 80s-90s I traveled frequently to Indonesia myself to contribute to a program to reestablish captive-born Bali mynahs to the wild.
I’ve been thinking of those trips recently as I get ready to travel to Australia for the 67th annual conference for the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. I even found some old slides chronicling that field work. So as we celebrate the new chicks, I thought I’d offer a look back at past efforts to conserve them with this slideshow from Indonesia.
International collaboration for conservation is just as important now as it was then. I look forward to sharing some updates from Australia when I return!