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Endangered Guam rail chick hatches

A Guam rail chick hatched at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Jan. 16, 2018. The chick hatched in an incubator and will be hand-raised by keepers before being repatriated to Guam and serving as an ambassador animal for the Guam Department of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources.


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  • They are mobile and can leave the nest within 24 hours and are even able pick up food independently, though they still depend on their parents for warmth and protection

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