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2007-05-28

Houbara update

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The Houbara Bustard chick hatched last month at Al Areen Wildlife continues to thrive.
The significance of the successful rearing of the Houbara chick at Al Areen, the first captive breeding record for the species in Bahrain has to be viewed against the fact that the world populations for this species has dropped as much as 40% since 2005; while a further reduction of up to 50% of the current size is expected by 2006-07. Thus the subspecies macqueenii could be facing extinction within the next 15 - 25 years. (Source http://www.ameinfo.com/62663.html)

Houbara chick
Houbara Chick

Houbara chick
Houbara Chick

Houbara
Houbara Bustard

Houbara
Houbara Bustard

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