Rare chance to meet a kaka chick
ZEALANDIA to give visitors a rare chance to meet a kaka
This Saturday, visitors to ZEALANDIA will have a rare opportunity to meet a five-week old kaka chick - the first time juveniles of this species have been made accessible to the public in this way.
"For most people, this will be the closest they have ever come to this incredible parrot," said ZEALANDIA conservation manager Raewyn Empson.
"Kaka chicks are usually only seen by zoologists! They start life as tiny fluffy white babies but by the time they leave the nest at about two months age they look very like an adult kaka. The chicks are extremely cute and it is very exciting to have an opportunity to share the experience with the public."
The kaka encounter will take place at 12pm at ZEALANDIA's Tui Terrace (approximately 15 minutes' walk from the Visitor Centre). General admission fees apply. No need to book, but please note this event will be cancelled in the event of wet weather. Visit www.visitzealandia.com/events or call 04 920 9200 for details.