Memphis Zoo Hatches First Ever Tinian Monarch

Photo Courtesy of Memphis Zoo

Photo Courtesy of Memphis Zoo

For first time in captivity, a Tinian Monarch has been hatched. The chick was hatched at the Memphis zoo on June 6 and fledged from the nest on June 19.

Tinian monarchs are small, brownish birds that are found only on the island of Tinian. Tinian is part of a group of islands known as the Mariana Islands, which are located in an area close to the Philippine Sea. They are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

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