Archives For Kakapo

The Kākāpō Recovery Team monitor the levels of rimu fruit growing on both Whenua Hou and Anchor Island as masting (mass fruiting) of rimu is a known trigger for kākāpō to breed.

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In light of the faecal incident on Whenua Hou recently, we wanted to share a few interesting native species poops.

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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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Our native species have been isolated from the rest of the world for a long time. As a result, they’ve developed traits that are quite unusual in the animal kingdom.

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Today’s photo is of one of New Zealand’s unique treasures the kākāpō. Kākāpō are listed internationally as a critically endangered species with fewer than 160 known surviving birds.

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Today’s photo of the week is of one of the recent kākāpō to hatch on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island during the 2016 breeding season.

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Today’s photo of the week is of the newest kākāpō addition to the world, discovered by rangers last Thursday on Codfish Island.

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