Friday, June 11, 2010

More TV Specials, and Sad Kakapo News

Ever faithful reader David Haddock went to a recent talk by Mark Carwardine.
They hope to make "a few one hour Last Chance To See specials each year", and are off to Kenya soon to see how the Prague rhinos are getting on.

He also said that there are only 123 Kakapo as one was put down recently.

The Kakapo Recovery Programme website has more information on this sad news....
Old boy Sass farewelled
Sadly we euthanised one of our Stewart Island founder kakapo, Sass, yesterday. Sass had been of relatively poor condition for the last few years and has gone down hill steadily over the last 3 months.

He was extremely light weight, had developed cataracts in both eyes recently, and in the last few days appeared to have been suffering from kidney failure.
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Sass's passing takes the world kakapo population to 123. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy lives on.

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