AMANDA LIA ROGERS

Pureora to Pirongia kōkako translocation

Amanda RogersComment

*4 October 2017*  20 kokako were caught at Waipapa and released safely at Mt Pirongia. This is the first attempt at reestablishing a population on the maunga since the last few old birds were lifted out in the 1990s. 

We've just started surveying at Pirongia, with 7 birds re-sighted so far.

*20 June 2017* The Waikato Times covers the release of the first pair of kokako at Pirongia, handsome boy Rongomau (below) and Rangimarie: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/93882074/the-first-kokako-have-returned-to-mount-pirongia

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