Edward's pheasants are already considered extinct in their area of origin because of habitat destruction and hunting. About 1000 birds are in human care. One day it is hoped to resettle them back into their area of origin - when the needed living consitions are restored. The Nature Conservation Zoo Görlitz paticipates in the international breeding programme.
Size: 58-65 cm, hen a bit smaller
Age: 10 years
Sexually mature: 58-65 cm, hen a bit smaller
Reproduction: 4-7 eggs, 21 days
food: berries, seeds, buds, insects, spiders
habitat: damp mountain forests up to 600m with dense undergrowth.
Danger: strongly endangered (CR), probably exterminated
Breeding program: There is a European Conservation Breeding Programme (EEP) in which Görlitz Nature Conservation Zoo participates
distribution: originally endemic to Central Vietnam