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Alala Anti Predator Training Media Clips, Sept. 18, 2018
DIVISION OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Researchers from the ‘Alala Project plan to release about a dozen Hawaiian crows into the wild in the coming weeks. Currently, there are about 125 captive-bred alala at the Keauhou and Maui bird conservation centers.
A stuffed Hawaiian hawk donated by the Bishop Museum is part of a predator-aversion training production that alala undergo before being released into the wild. Researchers made it a point to make the Hawaiian crows aware of the dangers that will face them after several alala were killed by Hawaiian hawks after being released in 2016.