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. In 2012 a kākāpō population thrived on Codfish Island (Whenuahou), off Stewart Island’s west coast.

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37625/kakapo-on-stewart-island (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015