Major milestone for kākāpō population

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 5:20PM
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Major milestone for kākāpō population

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 5:20PM

The kākāpō population has reached its highest point in 70 years.

Stella, the youngest of the bumper 2018/19 breeding season, is 150 days old - which makes her a juvenile or young adult.

She brings the population to 213.

DOC kākāpō recovery advisor Andrew Digby says it's a major milestone in a long journey.

He says decades of work have gone into reaching this point.