New York (July 7, 2009) -- A rare family moment for the great blue turaco photographed recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. This is the first known case of hand-reared turacos successfully raising chicks to fledglings. Great blue turacos are native to Central Africa.

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