Jolie the Indochinese green magpie is one lucky bird. Six years after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, the brilliantly hued animal is now a star of National Geographic’s Photo Ark.
The project, led by National Geographic Explorer and photographer Joel Sartore, aims to document 20,000 species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries around the world to bring attention to endangered species and their threats. Jolie is the 14,000th addition to the ark; the 13,000th milestone species, announced in July 2022, was the spoon-billed sandpiper. (Read why Sartore founded Photo Ark.)
Since its founding in 2006, Photo Ark has been featured in multiple national news outlets and books, as well as inspired a