Feb 162017

Yesterday our five South Island Kaka chicks were moved from their parents’ aviary into their own temporary aviary where they will live for the next couple of months, before moving on to their release sites.  The four females will go to Project Janszoon at Abel Tasman National Park and the male will go to Orokonui Eco-sanctuary near Dunedin, where they will all eventually be released to fly free.

The photo shows the five birds settling in on the high perch last evening.  No doubt they will not be sitting together very much in the future as they investigate all the other perches and feeding areas in their aviary.  5 Kaka chicks

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