The Sumatran laughingthrush is a rare songbird that’s only found in highland, mountainous forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Like other laughingthrushes, they mainly eat insects.
Despite being protected in Indonesia, illegal trade of the species continues. They are also threatened by continued habitat loss.
Our pair of Sumatran laughingthrush are involved in the EAZA ex-situ breeding programme (EEP) for the species, and we hope to successfully breed them in the future.