The kakapo population was at its highest point in more than 30 years with the hatching of four chicks bringing the total to 87, kakapo recovery team leader Paul Jansen said.
The four chicks on Codfish Island were likely to be joined by more, with four more eggs expected to hatch within the next 10 days, he said.
"The best we could do is get 91 kakapo by the end of the season."
Kakapo had not bred since 2002 when 24 chicks were born.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
KAKAPO PARROTS - Going for 91
Article from New Zealand's STUFF on the hopes for the rest of the 2005 kakapo breeding season, and also the optimism for 2006.