Puerto Rican Parrot makes major comeback

FILE – In this June 23, 2011 file photo, a Puerto Rican parrot is pictured inside a fly cage at El Yunque National Forest protected habitat in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. One of the world’s most endangered bird species has made a major comeback in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The counted population of the Puerto Rican parrot fell to just 13 during its darkest days. But researchers said Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 that there are nearly 400 parrots in captivity and more than 100 being tracked in the wild across the island. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

RIO ABAJO NATURE PRESERVE, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the world’s most endangered bird species has made a major comeback in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

The counted population of the Puerto Rican parrot fell to just 13 during its darkest days, but researchers said Thursday that nearly 400 parrots are now in captivity and more than 100 being tracked in the wild across the island.

Scientists working in the Rio Abajo Nature Preserve in western Puerto Rico also found a wild nest with eggs, the first discovery of its kind in 42 years.

“This is a huge step,” said Gustavo Olivieri, coordinator of the Rio Abajo parrot reintroduction program. “It shows the population can sustain itself.”…

Report: Puerto Rican parrot makes major comeback

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