Great conservation news! Two of our kākāpō in-patients have flown home this week!
Bravo and Bunker boarded their flight home early Wednesday morning, after spending 8-10 weeks respectively, at our Vet Hospital being treated for cloacitis. This inflammation of the cloaca (where they excrete waste from, and through which they also breed) is very painful and often leads to scabs forming and secondary infections.
The Department of Conservation's Kākāpō Recovery and their amazing team of rangers noted these issues on their sanctuary islands during the birds’ annual transmitter change and health checks, and then helped fly them up to our Vet Hospital for treatment.