Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Ecosanctuary prepares for takahe

Ecosanctuary prepares for takahe

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary will soon welcome its rarest inhabitants - a pair of adult takahe.

Readying for pair of takahe

Readying for pair of takahe

A pair of takahe will become the latest inhabitants of Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Orokonui ponders winter cuts

Orokonui ponders winter cuts

Reducing winter opening days from seven to five days is just one of the tough decisions the Otago Natural History Trust may have to make about Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the coming year.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary wildlife

Orokonui Ecosanctuary wildlife

No new species were introduced to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the past year, and its focus has been ensuring those species already there are settling in.

Kiwi getting ready to breed

Kiwi getting ready to breed

Kiwi chicks could be scuttling around the Orokonui Ecosanctuary by the end of this year, as 16 Haast tokoeka kiwi have already begun preparations for breeding.

Playing hide and seek in the undergrowth

Playing hide and seek in  the undergrowth

New Zealand's elusive fernbird can be found flitting about the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes Paul Sorrell.

Ecosanctuary seeks promotion

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has called for Dunedin City Council help to add to the 9000 visitors it received in the last year.

Ten kiwis released at ecosanctuary

Ten kiwis released at ecosanctuary

For such a momentous occasion, there was little fuss.

The not-so-private life of Sirocco the kakapo

The not-so-private life of Sirocco the kakapo

The relationship between humans and birds is about to get a whole lot closer at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Karin Ludwig reports.

Flightless parrot flies in for Orokonui holiday

Flightless parrot flies in for Orokonui holiday

They say he doesn't know he's a bird. Sirocco the kakapo thinks he's human.

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