18 Jul 2019

Fiordland dads help rejuvenate kākāpō chicks

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 18 July 2019

After a bumper kākāpō breeding season, DOC's kākāpō team has been waiting with bated breath for the results of some very important paternity tests.

RNZ's Kākāpō Files producer, Alison Ballance, reports.

To find out more about the kākāpō paternity testing, check out Kākāpō dads revealed episode of the Kākāpō Files.

One of three chicks fathered by Gulliver, who has rare Fiordland genes. The chick's mother is Suzanne.

One of three chicks fathered by Gulliver, who has rare Fiordland genes. The chick's mother is Suzanne. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance