Watch the release of the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater!

Zoos Victoria published this information along with the YouTube Clip

Published on Oct 7, 2015

At the end of September, Eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters were released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in an effort to save the species from extinction.
The birds, underwent special ‘stranger danger’ training in preparation for the release and are the latest graduates of Healesville Sanctuary’s captive breeding program.
As few as 89 Helmeted Honeyeaters remained in the wild in 1990, however, thanks to the work of volunteer group the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria and Healesville Sanctuary, this number has risen to about 150 birds!

For more information, check out this website:

http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals/helmeted-honeyeater

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