HONOLULU —Some Honolulu zoo keepers are part of a group helping a dwindling bird population soar again.
They're building up the population of feathered friends of the Northern Mariana Islands after scientists noticed the numbers were dropping: the golden white-eye, Mariana fruit dove and rufous fantail
Crews scooped up birds from one island where they were thriving and dropped them off on another to try to build up the numbers there.
"We are translocating those birds to the different islands to help protect them from risk of extinction," said James Breeden, zoo keeper.
From islands like Saipan to Sarigan, keepers say they have seen a decline in the population because of brown tree snakes.