News for January 2019 The female Orange-fronted parakeet has laid 6 eggs, which it is currently sitting on. Another 6 chicks (hatched last year) will soon be released into the wild. 16 South Island whio (blue duck) were hatched this season, and will be released into the wild once mature. An Orana bred Kiwi chick will be released into the wild this month; Paru (male Kiwi) is currently incubating another two eggs. Upcoming Projects for 2019 -New native fauna habitats -New education facility -New White rhinoceros facility (increase holding capacity to 20 rhinoceros) -Upgrade to on-site catering facilities Also, in case anyone was wondering...the 8 African wild dogs that arrived in June last year were from Taronga Western Plains Zoo and are 8 females aged 18 months to 6 years.