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Published on 27th November 2019

Plains-wanderer chicks born

I led the publicity for this incredible conservation story out of Werribee Open Range Zoo. 
The captive population of Australia’s most unique and critically endangered bird has doubled with the birth of nine plains-wanderer chicks, helped out by a feather duster, a heat lamp and a lot of cotton wool. The chicks were born to two pairs and hatched within 24 hours of each other at Werribee Open Range Zoo in Victoria last week.

The Guardian (Australia and UK): https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/25/australian-zoo-breeds-rare-plains-wanderer-bird + numerous tweets across The Guardian’s multiple twitter platforms including The Guardian UK and The Guardian Environment (audience + 10 million)

Gizmo (New York): https://earther.gizmodo.com/rare-bird-chicks-from-ancient-lineage-hatched-in-austra-1833571883

The Australian: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-6017397222001/Cute-Chick-Alert--Precious-Plains-Wanderer-Chicks-Hatch-at-Werribee-Zoo

Geek (USA): https://www.geek.com/news/rare-plains-wanderer-bird-chicks-hatch-at-australian-zoo-1780179/

ABC World News Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldNewsTonight/posts/historic-hatching-nine-critically-endangered-plains-wanderer-chicks-hatched-at-v/10156729040299818/

Sunday Age (syndicated across 4 Fairfax Media publications): https://www.theage.com.au/environment/conservation/deadbeat-dad-replaced-by-feather-duster-as-zoo-rescues-orphaned-chicks-20190323-p516to.html

Fox News (USA): https://www.foxnews.com/science/australian-zoo-swaps-in-feather-duster-for-absentee-dad-who-abandoned-chicks

Yahoo UK (syndicated Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong): https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/video/cute-chick-alert-precious-plains-070626856.html

Press Association London: https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20190326/11535364/Birth-of-chicks-doubles-population-of-critically-endangered.htm

World News Network: https://article.wn.com/view/2019/03/26/Record_number_of_endangered_plainswanderer_chicks_born_at_Au_l/

AOL Travel UK: https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/-birth-of-chicks-doubles-population-of-critically-endangered-species-/5c9a132641aecf37f745967e/

News R India
https://www.newsr.in/n/Technology/1zkh09gwdr/Rare-Plains-Wanderer-Bird-Chicks-Hatch-at-Australian.htm

ABC: https://www.facebook.com/1520784434804555/posts/2287379081478416/

Kids News ( News Limited): http://online.isentialink.com/heraldsun.com.au/2019/03/26/f256809b-1686-40e7-a882-f75a3878a1ec.html

7news.com.au: https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/zoo-rescues-orphaned-rare-plains-wanderer-chicks-using-feather-duster-father-c-46737

Sunrise Facebook (audience of 1.6 Million): https://www.facebook.com/Sunrise/posts/10156100962125887

Sunrise Twitter (audience of 471k): https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1114672624368406528

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