You can support Kākāpō Recovery by “adopting” a Kākāpō Silver for NZD250. Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and nurturing of all the world’s remaining kākāpō.
Felix’s silver adoption package includes :
- Personalised adoption certificate
- Medium Kākāpō Plushie
First discovered: Stewart Island, 1989
Named After: A brand of catfood – if he hadn’t been captured he would have been killed by wild cats.
No-one is quite sure why Felix is such a hit with the females. He is a healthy bird, but is not particularly large. It’s thought that perhaps he is a dominating bird in the lek arena or a very good boomer, which makes him attractive to females.He’s one of the most prolific breeders in the population and has fathered many of the new generation of kākāpō, including Hoki, Sirocco, Morehu and 2016 chicks Attenborough, Punga and Faulkner. However, as prolific as his breeding success has been, staff can’t afford for his genes to dominate the next generation, or worse inbreeding problems may occur.