We officially have 8 takahē on the island (including a 2-week-old chick).
Here are some snippets from Saturday's release of Mulgrew and Fyffe.
New takahē pair arriving on Rotoroa Island by seaplane
Rotoroa Island Caretakers, Kevin and Toni, taking the new takahē to the release site, just up from Cable Bay.
After a big journey travelling up from Fiordland, Fyffe and Mulgrew are welcomed to their new home. Female (Fyffe) was released by Finn McKessar (representing Takahe Recovery Programme supporters Fulton Hogan). Male (Mulgrew) was released by Lucas Molloy (great-nephew of Peter Mulgrew, the famous New Zealand explorer who this takahe is named after)
ONENews covered the release; check out their story
Live video on our instagram for the full footage
A special thanks to Auckland Seaplanes for transporting the birds, to the 150 people who showed up to welcome them, for Fullers360 - Experiences & Cruises who took everyone to the island (on the ferry named takahē), and to 1 NEWS for covering this special occasion.