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Strigops habroptila


A Kākāpō chick.


Once widespread throughout NZ in native bush, now restricted to offshore, predator free island sanctuaries.


This chick (Solstice One - first egg laid in the 2011 season by Solstice) was being treated at Wellington Zoo for being underweight. Due to being one of only 131 Kakapo alive, the chick received VIP treatment! What a cutey. The vet is stimulating the bird's feeding reflex by rubbing her beak.

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4 Comments 8 years ago


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Aw, kakapos are so adorable...

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

This is special!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

So nice to be able to see one..what a shame they are almost extinct..
thanks for sharing!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Nov 20, 2011

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