Kakapo are a very special and endearing native New Zealand parrot of which there are few left (currently only 142 alive, plus 72 chicks that aren’t included in the count until they’re older). The Dunedin Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a lot of this season’s chicks – today I found a great video about the work they’ve been doing – it includes footage of chicks [link below].
Lovely photo taken a good few years ago of a Department of Conservation worker caring for a group of kakapo chicks – I found it at Wikipedia.
Department of Conservation [CC BY 2.0]. Photo: Alastair Morrison, 2008
1. The video footage at Dunedin Wildlife Hospital is here:
2. Dr Andrew Digby regularly tweets info, photos and videos about kakapo. This is a fantastic Twitter account to stay current with kakapo:
3. Department of Conservation Kakapo Recovery website
Posted by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)