In the wild

Nearly the entire population of kākāpō live in the wild on three offshore islands: Whenua Hou (Codfish Island), Anchor Island and Hauturu o Toi (Little Barrier Island).

For our four staff that live on these islands, daily life revolves around making sure the birds are safe, healthy and well-fed.

You may be surprised to know that we only see and handle our kākāpō about once or twice a year! They are solitary and reclusive birds, and we let them get on with their lives in as natural a way as possible.

Instead, our work involves lots of radio telemetry tracking, heaps of walking around the islands, and plenty of patience.
Intensive Monitoring
Regular Health Checks
Predator Control
Supplementary Feeding
Artificial Incubation and Hand-raising

 

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