Wellington-bred kaka fly the coop

Last updated 11:39 15/11/2012
Kaka
Wellington Zoo
One of five Wellington-bred kaka to be rehomed in Hawke's Bay.

Relevant offers

Capital Life

Silver Scroll nomination caps top year Rain, rain, come to stay WOW designer makes art live Craft brewers tapping into Petone's hospitality 'vibe' A beery political question Students draw line on human trafficking Ohiro Rd's chequered history Matt, 17, builds Niue hospital extension Break for aspiring actor Muscle-building on steroids

Five Wellington-bred kaka are to be rehomed in Hawke's Bay as part of a national breeding programme.

The birds left Wellington yesterday bound for their new homes. The kaka have been bred at Wellington Zoo and three of them are to join three others at Boundary Stream to build up national kaka numbers.

The two other kaka which are a successful breeding pair, will go to the Cape Kidnapper's Cape Sanctuary.

Chief executive Karen Fifield said it was incredibly rewarding to see more kaka released across the North Island.

"We have now bred 20 kaka for restoration here at Wellington Zoo since 2007. We are so proud to be part of the kaka breed for restoration project."

The zoo will continue this role and has a newly established pair of kaka expected to breed next year, with a second pair expected in the near future.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

What do you make of New World's Little Shop toys?

I agree with Gareth Morgan, toys are 'brainwashing' kids.

They're harmless fun.

They're educational.

Cunning marketing but not brainwashing.

Vote Result

Related story: Shopping giveaway 'harming children'

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content