The brown tree snake hit the jackpot when it found its way onto the island of Guam – flightless, ground-nesting birds with no defenses against a snake. Several bird species, including the Guam rail, were wiped out. Breeding in zoos and reintroduction on Guam and neighboring islands are the rail’s best hope for survival.
Rallying for the Guam Rail
Zoo aviculturists have successfully bred, released, and monitored Guam rails on the islands of Guam and Rota.