Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Kākāpō on Stewart Island (3rd of 3)

Kākāpō on Stewart Island

A population of kākāpō were found in Stewart Island’s Tin Range in the 1970s, at a time when the species was thought to be on the brink of extinction. This female, Mandy, was photographed with ranger Gary Aburn in 1980. 

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Photograph by Errol Samuellson

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015