ALASKA TRUMPETER coming back from near extinction
The Alaska Trumpeter faced low numbers in the lower 48 states and their original habitat Alaska in the 1880’s.
However numbers have risen significantly in Alaska since this downfall; this is only in Alaska but their numbers are still increasing. Their numbers have increased by over 8 times from 1968 to 2012.
The Alaska Trumpeter has a 7 foot wingspan and they lay eggs around 5 inches long. Their near extinction was due to the bird being popular to hunt for their meat and feathers.
Photo by James