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    ALASKA TRUMPETER coming back from near extinction

    NewsRare Birds NewsWednesday 31 October 2012
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    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.

     

    Source: newsday.com 

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