Pupils warm to friendly takahe
Special pair: A takahe and its two chicks named Waikawa and Kaipupu by pupils at Waikawa Bay School. that each population doesn’t become inbred. Waikawa and Kaipupu may end up staying at Burwood Bush or could be sent to another island or protected mainland site when they are breeding age.
It’s unfortunate that both chicks are female as there is a shortage of males within the species. Now that Pitt and Kowhai have breed successfully, they are likely to stay together so here’s hoping for more chicks from them this summer.