The arrival of 11 new kakapo chicks this breeding season has been welcomed by Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson.
The new arrivals will boost the world population of the rare native parrot to 131 birds.
The chicks - including potentially two conceived through ground-breaking artificial insemination techniques - have all hatched in the past few weeks.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Eleven Kakapo Chicks Hatched - 131 and counting
Here's some wonderful news from Codfish Island. Eleven fluffy Kakapo chicks have made their entrance in recent weeks, and we now have 131 Kakapos in the world. 3news.co.nz has the full story.