Kakapo recovery team leader Deidre Vercoe said the 90-day-old chicks would spend up to six weeks in temporary outdoor pens while they weaned off the hand-rearing food and on to natural vegetation.
Each would then be fitted with a tracking transmitter and slowly introduced into the wild in small groups around the island.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Kakapo Say Farewell to City Adventure
The Southland Times reported last week that all the kakapo chicks that were being hand-reared in Invercargill have now returned home to Codfish Island. Hurrah.