Alcids in North American zoos and aquaria



Members of the Alcidae are comparatively rare in zoos and aquaria and only a few species have reproduced in captivity. This report summarizes the status in 1993 of alcids in 14 North American institutions. their housing, care and breeding. Brief notes on the conservation of wild populations, in particular the reintroduction of the Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica to islands in the Gulf of Maine are included.