Photo of the week: New kākāpō chick

Department of Conservation —  24/02/2016

Last week we welcomed our newest kākāpō into the world.

On Thursday 7-year-old female kākāpō Tiwhiri hatched her first ever chick. The chick was discovered by kākāpō rangers on Codfish Island when they viewed Tiwhiri’s nest camera.


It looks like 2016 will be a bumper kākāpō breeding season with many more eggs still to hatch. To date, 30 confirmed fertile eggs have been found, with more nests still to be discovered.

Prior to this breeding season the living population of kākāpō was 125.

More information can be found on the DOC website.

4 responses to Photo of the week: New kākāpō chick

    Iemaja Hassell 04/03/2016 at 5:26 pm



    Yay! Wonderful news.


    Best news so far this year, with more to come!