Monday, November 8, 2004

Dubai first to breed at-risk bird

A zoo in the Gulf has successfully bred a bird which is threatened by the fast pace of development in the region.

Dubai Zoo says it is the first in the world to achieve captive breeding of the Socotra Cormorant.

The distinctive black bird is indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula and the is mostly found there.

It has come under threat because its natural habitats - the islands in the Gulf - are increasingly being developed for residential and tourist use.
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