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About Takahe

The Takahē is an endangered flightless bird endemic to New Zealand. There are about 225 remaining birds which are highly protected and part of a breeding program to increase their numbers.

It was believed to be extinct since 1898 but was rediscovered in 1948 in a remote area near Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. This find raised the possibility that other supposed extinct birds could still exist in this partly undiscovered area of New Zealand.



  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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