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The first kākāpō chick of 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:01 pm | Kakapo Recovery

The first kākāpō chick has hatched for 2016, on Anchor Island, in Fiordland. More >>

Kākāpō Nesting on Anchor Island

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 2:38 pm | Kakapo Recovery

The most genetically-important female kākāpō, Kuia, has mated for the first time, but Kākāpō Recovery rangers, on Anchor Island, won’t know if she’s laid eggs for another few days. More >>

Female Kakapo Found Dead

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 1:29 pm | Kakapo Recovery

A young female kakapo named Ellie has been found dead on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, bringing the total population of the critically endangered bird down to 125. More >>

Huge Interest in Kakapo Chick Naming Auction

Friday, 5 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Kakapo Recovery

The first ever auction offering the chance to name a kakapo chick is drawing huge interest from bidders keen to support the recovery programme. More >>

Landslide Kills Female Kakapo

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 2:13 pm | Kakapo Recovery

A landslide on Whenua Hou/Codfish has claimed the life of an adult female kakapo named Maggie. Kakapo Recovery rangers found her body last week, buried deep in mud and tree debris that had cut a path down the side of a hill. Data from Maggie’s ... More >>

Kakapo Nestcam Streams Live To The World

Monday, 21 April 2014, 4:09 pm | Kakapo Recovery

For the first time ever, the global public will be able to watch kakapo nesting activity live, thanks to a special partnership between Telecom NZ and Kakapo Recovery. More >>

Cold Spring Affects Kakapo Breeding

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 12:54 pm | Kakapo Recovery

Hopes for a solid kakapo breeding season now look unlikely, following a cold southern spring. More >>

Kakapo Death on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island

Thursday, 16 August 2012, 11:31 am | Kakapo Recovery

Kakapo Recovery has been dealt a disappointing blow, following the discovery of another dead bird – the sixth during the past year. More >>