You can support Kākāpō Recovery by “adopting” a Kākāpō Bronze for NZD100. Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and nurturing of all the world’s remaining Kākāpō.
Waikawa’s bronze adoption package includes :
- Personalised adoption certificate
- Small Kākāpō Plushie
Hatched: Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, 24 March 2011
Named After: A small, coastal settlement regarded as a special area for local Maōri (Murihiku Ngāi Tahu) for its rich food and cultural resources and for the treasured species in the area.
Waikawa is the first kākāpō successfully hatched from an egg that was artificially incubated right from laying.
In 2016 Waikawa also became the youngest female kākāpō to ever successfully breed. However, sadly, only one of her four chicks survived though to fledgling.