Wednesday, May 11, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Kakapo chick naming competition

Please visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammePlease visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammeNew Zealand Conservation Minister Chris Carter has announced a competition to name the four surviving kakapo chicks that were hatched this breeding season on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.
"The National Kakapo Recovery team have four new chicks that desperately need names and we are asking school pupils for their help," Mr Carter said. "There are only 87 kakapo in the world so it’s important they have great names!"

The Kakapo Hatch a Name Competition is open to all New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary school children. Entry forms and information is available online at www.kakapo.org.nz. Entries close 7 June 2005.
Please visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammePlease visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammeThe most recent update on the condition of the growing chicks was May 10th.
Flossie's two chicks are also growing bigger everyday, F1 is 1063g, and F2 is 1141g. They have been moved to a larger pen together where they have been slowly introduced to native vegetation and fresh organic fruit, (very amusing to watch them chewing on the new veg!)