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Ōhonu – youngest of the season

Ōhonu’s parents are Jethro and Magdalena, who live above Roa. Ōhonu weighed just under 297 grams at hatch, and grew to 590 grams before being released into the sanctuary on 24 March 2021. Ōhonu and Rehutai are only 6 days apart in age, so they were able to share a pen at Willowbank, and travelled to the crèche together. They continued to hang out together quite a bit after release, and we still can’t really tell them apart on video footage!

Hatch Date: 22 January 2021
Sex: Unconfirmed
Species: Roroa – Great Spotted Kiwi

Laura and Beth

Monitoring our littlest roroa

Monitoring our littlest roroa. Bethany Brett and Laura Molles catching up to change some recorders, and for a health check on the littlest roroa at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Bethany checks
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laura putting up a recorder for bioacoustic monitoring

Cryptic species and how they are monitored

Cryptic species and how they are monitored in New Zealand Laura was recently featured in Issue 4 of 1964 magazine in an article about cryptic species and how they are
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Kiwi Chick

New Kiwi Chick!

We’re so excited to be able to welcome this little roroa to Atarau Sanctuary. Born at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, they’ll be transferred to the creche when their weight and health allows them to take the next step towards living in the wild.
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