Say Hello to Kuia

Kuia the Kākāpō

We couldn’t resist! Say hello to Kuia the Kākāpō!  With the launch of Kākāpō neighbourhood in July 2018 we decided to adopt her to help with the birds population recovery and to raise awareness of the Kākāpō recovery programme.  

Kuia was hatched on Maud Island in 1998. Kuia, in Te Reo means ‘wise, old woman’. She is the only female carrying genes from the Fiordland bird: Richard Henry so she is very special indeed. For updates on Kuia and Karamū follow our Facebook page.

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Photo credit - Theo Thompson

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