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Captive-raised Florida sparrows breed in wild

The effort to restore the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) to the wild has achieved a major milestone. Captive-raised birds released last year are beginning to breed, and at least two released sparrows

Dana Kobilinsky

Captive-bred monarchs don’t migrate

When either breeders or eager citizens raise monarch butterflies, they may be raising individuals that can’t migrate, according to new research. The idea to study the migration patterns of captive-bred monarchs (Danaus plexippus) came about