Monday, August 22, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Chick update

Please visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammePlease visit The Kakapo Recovery ProgrammeNews over at the Kakapo Recovery Programme on the progress of the four Kakapo chicks from the successful 2005 breeding season, which brought the total number of Kakapos up to 87..
Our four kakapo chicks that are on Codfish Island are growing up fast! They have been living in a large pen full of natural vegetation for a few weeks now and are almost ready to venture out around the island on their own.

During the day they are often found high up in the trees roosting and are very active and lively at night when the staff go up to weigh and feed them. Its sometimes even difficult to get only one chick on the swing scales at a time, they all want to jump on! The male chick (MM2) is around the 2kg mark at this stage and the girls are close behind.

The Kakapo Hatch-a-Name competition winners will be announced on the 7th of September and our kakapo chicks will have names at last!

Update information provided by the Kakapo Team on Codfish Island (Whenua Hou).