The San Diego Zoo announced Wednesday that a group of its conservationists received an award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for efforts to recover and conserve the `akikiki, a small Hawaiian bird also called the Kauai creeper...According to the zoo, only 500 `akikiki exist in the wild. The species’ numbers have declined due to deforestation, hurricanes, disease and non-native predators like large cats and rats. Click on the link below to read the full article.
June 7, 2019