Our kākāpō patient Komaru has arrived and is settling in well to his temporary enclosure at Auckland Zoo Vet Hospital while we treat his cloacitis.⠀
Our horticulture team have helped with selecting some plump native browse, tōtara, pōhutukawa and mānuka that will last a few days without wilting and provide him with some shelter and privacy. ⠀
Komaru is also given a range of smaller chewable items of browse to snack on each day, like delicious pine and berries.⠀
While Komaru is here he will receive a full health check and we will take photos and samples of his cloacitis for the kākāpō treatment database. In a few weeks’ time, he will be ready to make the journey back to Whenua Hou, his predator-free island home.⠀
Thank you for following along today and I hope you learned more about our #WildWork with Kākāpō Recovery to save this precious and much loved New Zealand icon.⠀
You can help us to protect what’s precious by visiting our zoo, donating to our Conservation Fund and learning more about Predator Free 2050.
Stay tuned every second Tuesday as more of our zoo crew take over the zoo’s social media accounts – and let us know if you have any requests!⠀
#TakeoverTuesday – Clinical Coordinator Mikaylie