Bookings to see the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust's latest attraction - Sirocco the kakapo - have been extended an extra week after selling out on Thursday night.
With still 12 days to go before the end of his six-week season at Maungatautari, about 4000 people have travelled to see the special bird.
Kakapo Recovery programme manager Deidre Vercoe Scott said the decision to extend Sirocco's stay was not made lightly. "We have to be confident that it will not have a negative impact on Sirocco's health or cause stress for him. But for Kakapo Recovery, where Maungatautari is concerned, it was an easy decision because Sirocco is thriving there - he's eating well . . . and he's enjoying interacting with his fans.”
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