Takahē patient Hawkeye has responded very well to veterinary treatment and will return home today.
Hawkeye arrived at the zoo in late August after he was found to have a swollen painful foot on Rotoroa Island. Our vet team diagnosed a nasty joint infection and treated this with regular joint flushes and medications. A CT scan a few weeks ago showed resolution of the joint infection, but some remaining inflammation in the area. This has continued to improve to the point that he could now return home.