Video by @joelsartore |
Two critically endangered Madagascar pochards at the Pochard Captive Breeding Center in Antsohihy, Madagascar. This species was thought to have gone completely extinct in 1991 until a flock of nine adults and four ducklings was discovered at a volcanic lake in a remote area of Madagascar in 2006. Today, fewer than 50 individuals exist on earth, but thanks to some heroic efforts by the captive breeding program, a comeback is underway.
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