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The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

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The Comeback Bird: Meet the Ko'Ko'

23 Januari 2020

For nearly forty years, the Guam Rail bird (locally known as the ko'ko') has been extinct in the wild — decimated by the invasive brown tree snake. But now, after a decades-long recovery effort, the ko'ko' has been successfully re-introduced. It is the second bird in history to recover from extinction in the wild. Wildlife biologist Suzanne Medina tells us the story of how the Guam Department of Agriculture brought the ko'ko' back, with a little matchmaking and a lot of patience. Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy


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