kakapo breeding in 2008

kakapo (strigops habroptilus)
kakapo (strigops habroptilus)

new zealand’s department of conservation has revealed that kakapo have already laid two fertile eggs this breeding season, and two kakapo that were previously thought to be too young have also started laying eggs.

“This discovery is a great surprise for the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Kakapo Recovery Team, and although the eggs may not be fertile, it’s big news that these birds could lay eggs at all.”

up until march 4th, there have been 11 matings alltogether.

full article: Kakapo breeding season off to a great start
related news: Cutting edge technology to film endangered birds
see also: kakapo-related blog posts at thinkoholic.com (including photos)

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