This young kererū joined our walkthrough aviary as an ambassador for her species in March, 2021.
She hatched in the wild in November 2020, but unfortunately fell from her nest and was unable to be reunited with her parents.
This young kererū then came to us as a patient for rearing in December 2020. She has many natural behaviours but lacks the predator awareness needed to live in the wild. This means she does not hide or alarm call when a threat is present (for example, a kārearea flying over).
This kererū can be seen high in the trees of the walkthrough aviary sunbathing on a fine day.