Kōrero: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Kākāpō on Stewart Island (3 o 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 2019 about 200 kākāpō lived on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, off Stewart Island’s west coast.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048179
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/mi/photograph/37625/kakapo-on-stewart-island (accessed 4 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015