The New Zealand night parrot, the flightless kākāpō, is having a bumper year and we are very happy to report that our adopted kakapo, Nora, has successfully mated. Now we need to wait and find out if she lays fertile eggs.
The kakapo is one of the world’s rarest birds, there are only 147 alive today. Kakapo don’t breed very often and this year they are expected to breed in record numbers.
Nora is one of the founder birds discovered on Rakiura/Stewart Island in 1980 – which means she is at least 38 years old! Her genetics are really important to the programme. We’ll keep you updated on progress!