Friday, April 25, 2008

Kakapos: Pictures of Chicks

Here's a couple of pages at New Zealand's Stuff, with pictures one of the new Kakapo Parrot chicks. The chick is pictured with kakapo technical officer Daryl Eason.

Check the pictures out here and here.
The four female chicks and three males are fed five times a day and kept in a dark, temperature-controlled room.

Though they spend much of their time sleeping, Mr Eason said the chicks' individual personalities were already starting to show and they were all making good progress.

They put on about 40 grams a day, and now weighed about 500g, he said.

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