Endangered parrots birth in the wild of Puerto Rico

On Tuesday, officials stated that 2 endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in a natural nest in the wild found outside a national part in the United States territory for the very first time in hundred and forty four years.

Scientists found the nest earlier in May near Rio Abajo Nature Preserve in Puerto Rico and supervised it with cameras till they saw the parrots take flight in July, as per Natural Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero.

According to reports, in a recent interview, she told that the historical importance of this makes your hairs stand up. They are one of the top ten most endangered birds in the world. The parrots were born to birds which had been introduced anew into the forests by scientists in Rio Abajo Nature Preserve, 1 of 2 breeding centers in island located in Puerto Rico.

In the past, Parrots had been born in natural nests in El Yunque, the only rain forest in United States National Forest system which also serves as a breeding center in Puerto Rico. Last year, scientists also found eggs in a wild nest, but the birds unfortunately did not hatch.

Guerrero stated that the highest number of parrots born in forests in Puerto Rico reached an all-time high in 2014 at sixteen, with 2 of those being born in natural nest as well as the remainder in artificial nests in the forests. Along with this, there were forty six parrots born in captivity at Rio Abajo Nature Preserve equated with fifty one previous year.