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400th kaka chick banded at Zealandia

November 22, 2012

Kaka chick

Linton Miller bands our 400th kākā chick. Photo: Lauren Schaer

Yesterday we celebrated the 400th kākā chick to be banded at Zealandia.

The Dominion Post got a great photo of “Mauve Yellow – Green” as his/her measurements were taken.

We first transferred kākā in 2002 and the current sanctuary population is believed to be around 200 – 250 birds. So many Wellingtonians see kākā in their garden or local park now it’s amazing to think how very rare they used to be.