From the USA Today website - - 4 September 1996

Bird thought to be extinct found in Vietnam

WASHINGTON - A bird species not captured in the wild in nearly 70 years has been found in Vietnam, wildlife scientists said Tuesday. Two Edwards pheasants were taken alive by villagers in the Bach Ma National Park several days ago, according to Washington-based World Wildlife Fund officials. Spokesman Lee Poston said one of the birds subsequently died. He said it was the first time wild Edwards pheasants had been found and captured in the wild since 1928, although there were recorded sightings in 1985. About 500 are kept in zoos in the West.

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