@kakapo_recovery - Kakapo Recovery

With just 147 remaining kakapo are critically endangered. We are a small team of DOC rangers who work tirelessly to save this species.
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We should be getting the first round of paternity results for this season's kākāpō chicks soon. It's highly likely that Suzanne-3-A-19 here in Awarua's nest is Gulliver's, making her a very important female with 'Fiordland' genes. She's a good weight and healthy, just getting to the age where she's beginning to explore the entrance to the nest. ^ Jake Osborne

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We should be getting the first round of paternity results for this season's kākāpō chicks soon. It's highly likely that Suzanne-3-A-19 here in Awarua's nest is Gulliver's, making her a very important female with 'Fiordland' genes. She's a good weight

In a season of many highs and lows, this low is the lowest to date for the team. You expect to lose some chicks, but never an adult female kākāpō. Yesterday we Hoki to illness, who suddenly deteriorated after being a successful mother to three foster chicks. The first hand-raised kākāpō, she was charismatic and feisty, and the source of many stories for the staff and volunteers of the kākāpō recovery team over her 27 years. Many thanks to @aucklandzoo staff who did everything they could to save her. In the words of our manager on hearing the news, Kia rere manu Hoki, Kia rere. Fly Hoki bird, fly. ^ Jake Osborne

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In a season of many highs and lows, this low is the lowest to date for the team. You expect to lose some chicks, but never an adult female kākāpō. Yesterday we Hoki to illness, who suddenly deteriorated after being a successful mother to three foster

If you're near Invercargill this weekend come see the Kākāpō chicks! Viewings to be held Sat 13th April to Monday 15th. Tickets from the Invercargill I-Site. They're growing up fast, and will be headed to their predator-free sanctuary islands for release soon. Kohitatea, pictured here at 68 days old, is beginning to look more like an adult every day!  Jake Osborne

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If you're near Invercargill this weekend come see the Kākāpō chicks! Viewings to be held Sat 13th April to Monday 15th. Tickets from the Invercargill I-Site. They're growing up fast, and will be headed to their predator-free sanctuary islands for rel

The older chicks are starting to get their first set of green feathers and are active in their nests. These two weren't too sure they wanted to be caught for their regular weigh in. ^Bronnie : Bryony Hitchcock

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The older chicks are starting to get their first set of green feathers and are active in their nests. These two weren't too sure they wanted to be caught for their regular weigh in. ^Bronnie : Bryony Hitchcock #kakapo #kakaporecovery #chick #endange

72 chicks currently! Everything from new hatches like this one, weighing just 25 grams to chicks that are two months old and weigh over one and a half kilos. :Bronnie

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72 chicks currently! Everything from new hatches like this one, weighing just 25 grams to chicks that are two months old and weigh over one and a half kilos. :Bronnie #kakapo #kakaporecovery #endangeredspecies #conservation #bird #chick #parrotsofin

Dessert on Whenua Hou tonight, prepared by our amazing volunteers! : Bronnie Jeynes

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Dessert on Whenua Hou tonight, prepared by our amazing volunteers! : Bronnie Jeynes #kakapo #kakaporecovery #conservation #volunteers #dessert

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These giant blue birds have been turning up on the islands.

They're actually tarpaulin stretched out underneath rimu trees to catch falling fruit. We'll then get this fruit analysed to help us better understand what's in it and the relationship between kakapo and rimu. : Jinty MacTavish 
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These giant blue birds have been turning up on the islands. They're actually tarpaulin stretched out underneath rimu trees to catch falling fruit. We'll then get this fruit analysed to help us better understand what's in it and the relationship betw

Some more kākāpō Hakatere cuteness that we could all use right now.

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Some more kākāpō Hakatere cuteness that we could all use right now. #kakaporecovery #kakapo #parrots #conservation #newzealand

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We took kākāpō Hakatere's first clutch of eggs with the hopes she would mate again this breeding season. Unfortunately she hasn't, but has instead been visiting the rangers and volunteers on Whenua Hou to see what they're up to. Hint: They're usually trying to sleep!
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We took kākāpō Hakatere's first clutch of eggs with the hopes she would mate again this breeding season. Unfortunately she hasn't, but has instead been visiting the rangers and volunteers on Whenua Hou to see what they're up to. Hint: They're usually

The fruit is ripening on Whenua Hou! Rimu fruit in particular is very important as this is what the mother kakapo feed to their chicks.^Bronnie : Jinty MacTavish
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The fruit is ripening on Whenua Hou! Rimu fruit in particular is very important as this is what the mother kakapo feed to their chicks.^Bronnie : Jinty MacTavish #kakapo #kakaporecovery #endangeredspecies #conservation #newzealand #nz

We currently have 52 chicks alive, out of 55 hatched so far this season. The oldest, like these pictured, are now over a month old and are just starting to grow their first set of green feathers. 
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We currently have 52 chicks alive, out of 55 hatched so far this season. The oldest, like these pictured, are now over a month old and are just starting to grow their first set of green feathers. #kakapo #kakaporecovery #parrot #conservation #endang

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@youngadventuress Amazing!! Kia kaha little ones!

Marama keeps a watchful eye as rangers replace the batteries to her nest data logger ^Brodie
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Marama keeps a watchful eye as rangers replace the batteries to her nest data logger ^Brodie : @through_wild_eyes . . . #kakaporecovery #docnz #conservation #endangeredspecies #newzealand #nzbirds #wildlifephotography #parrotsofinstagram #predatorfre

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@youngadventuress Always watching 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

The chick count currently stands at 38 with the hatching of Huhana-2-A-2019. Kuia and Ihi have also been confirmed to be nesting again. Here is Roha-3-A-2019 after a feed from @aucklandzoo vet, Mel.
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The chick count currently stands at 38 with the hatching of Huhana-2-A-2019. Kuia and Ihi have also been confirmed to be nesting again. Here is Roha-3-A-2019 after a feed from @aucklandzoo vet, Mel. : @through_wild_eyes . . . . #kakaporecovery #docnz

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@youngadventuress ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

Atareta in the shadows of her nest during a check up on her foster chick Boomer-1-A-2019. ^Brodie
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Atareta in the shadows of her nest during a check up on her foster chick Boomer-1-A-2019. ^Brodie : @through_wild_eyes . . . #kakaporecovery #conservation #docnz #nzbirds #newzealand #wildlifephotography #predatorfreenz #endangeredspecies #parrotsof

A box full of fluffy #kakapo chicks! These guys will be hand reared so their mums will hopefully nest for a second time and produce a second clutch of eggs this season. : Bronnie Jeynes

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A box full of fluffy #kakapo chicks! These guys will be hand reared so their mums will hopefully nest for a second time and produce a second clutch of eggs this season. : Bronnie Jeynes #kakaporecovery #parrotsofinstagram #chick #conservation #endan

The new kākāpō chicks sure are hungry, and growing fast. Here's one showing a good strong begging response for one of it's first feeds after hatching. 
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The new kākāpō chicks sure are hungry, and growing fast. Here's one showing a good strong begging response for one of it's first feeds after hatching. #kakapo #parrotsofinstagram #parrots

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@youngadventuress Fatten them up!