Edwards's Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi)
Native to the rain forests of Central Vietnam, the Edwards's Pheasant believed to be extinct and was re-discovered in 1996. Currently isted as critically endangered in the wild, the species has a stong presence in private aviculture and zoos where captive breeding programs aim to save the Edwards's Pheasant from extinction. Animal Wonders helped to participate in the efforts, sending the pair shown here to the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.
- Edwards Pheasant - eBird
- Edwards Pheasant - HBW Alive
- BirdLife International Asia - Can we bring back the pheasant that was wiped out by the war in Vietnam?
- National Audubon Society - In Search of the Stunning and Possibly Extinct Edwards Pheasant
- Woodland Park Zoo - Rare Pheasant Hatches
- World Pheasant Association - Edwards's Pheasant from Vietnam
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
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