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Aug 20, 2012

One of world's rarest bird

Photo by Todd Rosenberg/AP
Leucopsar rothschildi
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo has just released this photo of one of three Bali Mynah chicks hatched in July of this year.   It is the first time in 12 years that the Lincoln Zoo has seen a successful hatching of the birds.   The zoo claims there only 115 wild birds on its native range on Indonesia's island of Bali, where it is considered " critically endangered".   An estimated 1,000 more exist in captivity worldwide.   The Bali Mynah is also known as the Rothschild's Mynah and the Bali Starling.
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