Wild Chronicles heads to the deserts of Syria, where a National Geographic researcher has made a startling discovery: the northern bald ibis, feared extinct in Syria for more than 70 years, has returned. But the small, fragile population in danger. Now, a dedicated team of scientists, Bedouins, and former hunters are racing against time to help the "Arab phoenix" regain its place.
Where is the traditional habitat of the northern bald ibis?
How many bald ibises are left in the wild today?
How many bald ibises did Gianluca and other researchers discover in Syria?
How do sheep and people interact with the local ibis population in Syria?
Why don't Gianluca and his team attach radio transmitters to the ibises?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Arab Noun
people and culture native to the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and Western Asia.
Bedouin noun, adjective
people and culture native to the Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, and North Africa.
critically endangered Noun
level of conservation between "endangered" and "extinct in the wild."
area of land that receives no more than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of precipitation a year.
Encyclopedic Entry: desert extinct Adjective
no longer existing.
delicate or easily broken.
total number of people or organisms in a particular area.