Project to Celebrate First Release of ʻAlalā
The DLNR ʻAlalā Project is holding a community celebration in advance of the first release of the Native Hawaiian crow back into the wild, to be scheduled in the next few weeks.
The celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center in Hilo.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the ʻAlalā Project, the extraordinary efforts underway to best ensure their reintroduction and survival in their native habitats,
Fun for the whole ‘ohana, the event will include videos, keiki activities and conservation information displays and booths.
ʻAlalā are unique treasures of our Hawaiian forests, revered in Hawaiian culture. This very intelligent native bird is found nowhere else on Earth.
It’s been extinct in the wild for some time, but Hawai‘i’s only native crow still surviving in captivity.
The ʻAlalā Project is a partnership between the State of Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and San Diego Zoo Global.
The center is located at 76 Kamehameha Ave.