Trinidad and Tobago 5-CENTS (KM30)
Trinidad and Tobago 5-CENTS (KM30)

Trinidad and Tobago 5-CENTS (KM30) Greater Bird-of-paradise

In 1909, the Greater bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) was introduced to Little Tobago island by William Ingram, in an attempt to save them from over-hunting in their native New Guinea. The 45 breeding pairs survived at least until 1958, but the population is now presumed extinct.

Little Tobago is also known as 'Bird of Paradise Island' and after Ingrams's death in 1924, his heirs gave the island to Trinidad and Tobago as a wildlife sanctuary.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 21.1 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM30

Obverse Legend

REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Reverse Legend

5 CENTS

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