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Save the Philby Partridge

Establish a healthy captive population of these increasingly rare birds.

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SKIP ONE CUP OF COFFEE AND SAVE A SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION. 

Some species have special diets and require expensive facilities. Millions are necessary to save pandas, cranes and other animals. The Philby breeds well in captivity all it needs is a chance.

The Philby Partridge is indigenous to Northern Yemen where it is subjected to unrelenting hunting pressures. Our goal is to raise a sustainable captive population of these birds. We have already acquired a small flock, which we intend to start raising. 

Almost no research has been done as to the status of these birds. Hardly a North American zoo is raising them. Yet, with a minimal contribution we will have the resources to save these species from extinction.

These birds were accepted by certain Jewish tribes as kosher. The goal is to verify the kosher status of these birds and also to prevent these birds from going extinct. These birds are not the most attractive and they are little studied. They were once fairly popular in aviculture, but the popularity has dwindled almost completely. The money raised will be used to pay for food, vitamins, and equipment needed to breed and raise these birds. If the opportunity arises we will also purchase more foundation stock to diversify the gene pool.

Remember the time when bison was one of the most endangered species in the Bronx Zoo? And now they are everywhere. This is your chance to make a difference.

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