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All Animals

Micronesian Kingfisher

These birds are now extinct in the wild. The Houston Zoo is raising them behind the scenes in a breeding program to save this species from total extinction. You may occasionally see one on exhibit in the Tropical Bird House.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Todiramphus cinnamominus


Guam Island (extinct in the wild)

Status in the Wild

Extinct in the Wild

Location in the Zoo

Tropical Bird House

Not-So-Cool Animal Fact

Introduction of the brown tree snake to Guam after WWII led to near eradication of this bird.