We have some more great kākāpō news! One of the five kākāpō that still remain with us, Hinemoa-2-A-19 is returning home today after his recent stay at our Vet Hospital receiving treatment for an infection.
You may remember that zoo vet Melanie was on Anchor Island earlier this year with our partners Kākāpō Recovery and was able to carefully assist Hinemoa-2-A-19 in hatching out of his shell. This was because his wing was abnormally stuck to the inside walls, making it impossible to hatch by himself! That she was able to help him then on island, and again with necessary treatment during the course of his stay with us has been pretty special, and today – she’s seeing him off to the airport.