Photo of the week: A new home for whio

Department of Conservation —  13/01/2016

Today’s photo of the week is a whio starting its journey to a new home.

Ranger Max getting ready to transport a whio to Mount Aspiring National Park. Photo by Ros Cole (DOC)

Ranger Max getting ready to transport a whio to Mount Aspiring National Park. Photo by Ros Cole (DOC)

In early January, Real Journeys sponsored the transfer of whio from Fiordland National Park, to the Rock Burn in Mount Aspiring National Park. Ranger Max (and conservation dog Oska in the background) are pictured here, putting a whio into a transfer box to begin the journey.

The project was supported by Genesis Energy and Air New Zealand. Other images from the transfer can be found on the Department of Conservation Fiordland Facebook page.