Return to the Wild, One Year Later: Updating Us on Reintroducing the ‘Alalā to Their Forests!

April 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo
HI 96720
`Alala. Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo Global

`Alala. Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo Global

Matinée Presentation:

Through intensive conservation efforts, twenty-one ‘Alalā—the endemic and endangered Hawaiian Crow once considered extinct in the wild—have been reintroduced into native Hawaiian forests.  These efforts are ongoing and plans are well under way for the next reintroduction. 

Rachel Kingsley, Education and Outreach Associate for The ‘Alalā Project, provides information about this unique species, an update on the birds that were recently reintroduced, and plans for future efforts to restore our beloved bird to its natural, wild home.  Join us to learn more about this remarkable, highly intelligent crow species—integral to native Hawaiian ecosystems and culture—on two occasions:  Monday evening, April 15, and the following afternoon, April 16.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!