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Rare Species Conservatory Foundation

Discussion in 'United States' started by devilfish, 23 May 2015.

  1. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    This video from Odyssey Earth has been released which explains the importance of flagship species shows a number of the foundation's features, including interesting footage from the Dominican Parrot Breeding Project which they support:
    FLAGSHIP SPECIES | Odyssey Earth

    The foundation's private main site in Florida is/was home to the only Imperial Amazon outside the Caribbean. I'm not sure if its still around as there's no footage in the video clip and my requests to visit and potentially meet the parrot in March were ignored.
    The animal was the product of the world's first successful breeding but was very sick soon after birth and so was brought back to Florida where more specialist facilities were available.
    An Endangered Imperial Parrot Amazona Imperialis At The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation This Is One Of Just Two Imperial Parrots In Captivity And The Only One Captive In The Us Stock Photo | Getty Images