A Black Robin named Old Blue became the mother of her entire species when she was the last fertile female in a group of 5 Robins. There are now over 250 Black Robins on the Chatham Islands, and have raised their status from Critically Endangered to Endangered.
Donald Vincent Merton was a New Zealand conservationist best known for saving the black robin from extinction. He also discovered the lek breeding system of the kakapo.
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