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Young Tuhuru waking up and getting ready to start his night!

Atarau Sanctuary: working to protect Aotearoa’s native plants
and animals, starting with great spotted kiwi/roroa.

See what the kiwi have been up to!

Sneak a peek at their latest activities…

Ōhonu

Ōhonu is the youngest roroa in the crèche for the 2020-2021 season. More about Ōhonu…

 

Rehutai

Rehutai was named in honour of the winning America’s Cup team. More about Rehutai…

 

Tekimoka

Tekimoka is super chatty! More about Tekimoka…

 

Kaimata

Our first chick for 2020 checks out the camera. Read more about Kaimata…

 

George

A quick shake in the rain. More about George…

 

Royal

Digging in. More about Royal…

Najima

Up close and personal. More about Najima…

Tuhuru

Waking up. More about Tuhuru…

Tarn

In and out. More about Tarn…

 

About Our Sanctuary

Atarau Sanctuary provides predator-free sanctuary for roroa raised through Paparoa Wildlife Trust’s Operation Nest Egg Program. Chicks are hatched at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and then live in
the sanctuary until they are old enough to fend for themselves out in the ranges.

Image shows acoustic recorders being attached to a tree in the field.

Bioacoustic Monitoring

While kiwi are in our care, we observe and listen to them through passive bioacoustic monitoring to learn as much as we can.

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