A chick of the critically endangered Philippine Cockatoo was reared in this year’s breeding season in Katala Institute (KI) Narra. This represents the first successful conservation breeding effort for this highly threatened parrot in Palawan, which is also home to the majority of the wild population of this species. The facility is run by Katala Foundation and is used to rehabilitate rescued and confiscated cockatoos for later release. It also accommodates individuals which are deemed unfit for a life in the wild, usually because of physical disabilities or human imprinting during illegal captivity.
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