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Public Kakapo-chick-raising facility

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by vogelcommando, 28 Nov 2014.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    ooh, that is exciting news! It will certainly make it a little easier for anyone planning a trip to NZ to coincide with seeing a kakapo :p
     
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    It will indeed!
     
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    Good idea but its a long trip down to Invercargill though- its the 'city at the end of the World'...:eek:
     
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    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    That's a rather misleading title, though!

    :p

    Hix
     
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    'Town' then....;)
     
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    Is this facility still open?
     
  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    It never was open. The article is about a proposal.

    The rearing was at that time done in a non-public building. In 2016 there was a (temporary) public rearing facility set up in Invercargill. There are not kakapo chicks every year, so that was a one-off.

    The Southland Museum is currently closed due to earthquake safety concerns (although the Tuatarium can still be viewed through windows from outside the building) but there is hope that a redevelopment can include a kakapo facility where the chicks can be seen during breeding seasons.
     
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