Born free: Scientists release 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into wild

January 21, 2015 7:15 PM

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Scientists in Puerto Rico have reintroduced 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the wild as part of a conservation program.

Natural Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero says the birds were released early Wednesday in a forest near Puerto Rico's north coast. It is the ninth release at the Rio Abajo Nature Preserve since 2006.

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