This Saturday, 26th May, Southlanders again have a chance to get up close with those very special birds, the kakapo. Celebrating a very successful breeding season, some of the kakapo chicks that have been hand reared in Invercargill for the last couple of months, will be on display at the Working Mans Club from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Congratulations must go to a very dedicated kakapo team that have managed to handraise 26 of the chicks. Another 7 chicks have been left with the mothers on Codfish Island, still requiring a lot of input from the kakapo team. The National Kakapo Team was started in 1995 when there was only 51 birds left, most of them being males. This year’s ‘boomer’ breeding season brings the population of kakapo to 124.
Posted on: Wednesday, 20 May 2009