The three Kakapos in the Kakapo Gallery are the male Ox, and females Pounamu and Poura, two chicks hatched in spring 2005.
i was already ..."in the general area" (new zealand, that is), so i seized the chance and participated in the kakapo recovery programme.Note: Here's our full list of all 86 Kakapo Parrots.
the other passengers on the little airplane were phil (kakapo officer) and matthias&emilie, an incredible couple from france.
as soon as we landed, we got to meet the other biologists on the island: malcolm (kakapo officer), ursula&thomas (a penguin-researcher couple living in NZ, originally from germany), xin (NZ) and eleanor (NZ).
yup, 9 biologists on an uninhabited island for 14 days. an incredible time to be had. :-)