Nationally vulnerable, the improbability that such a large flightless bird, thought to be extinct continued to live under the radar is intriguing...
- Presumed extinct, South Island Takahē were rediscovered in remote Fiordland 75 years ago
- An extraordinary recovery programme means their population is growing at about 5% per year
- Now the takahē population has reached 500!
Celebrate Takahē with us this November on Rotoroa Island:
Grab yourself one of these awesome Takahē Tshirts from our island kiosk.
Get creative and win a family pass to Rotoroa Island, thanks to the folks at Explore, download here!
An Amazing Story of Survival
The Takahē Recovery Programme is managed by the Department of Conservation (DoC) with the aim of protecting and promoting population growth for this endangered species
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Check out more Takahē celebrations on Department of Conservation's official Takahē Recovery on Facebook or Instagram
Got a question about Takahē - Send a message to our rangers
Do you have a special Takahē story - we'd love to hear it!