DOC's Takahē Recovery Programme in partnership with Mitre10 Takahē Rescue is committed to ensuring the survival, growth and security of takahē populations throughout New Zealand.From an era when large flightless birds were spread throughout New Zealand, the takahē has clung to existence despite the pressures of hunting, habitat destruction and introduced predators.
Are they just fat pūkeko?
Takahē have lived over 20 years in captivity but in the wild few birds reach this age.
(Information from http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/takahe/)
And that is the last in this Plumage series celebrating Pauanesia's 20th birthday.
I hope you've enjoyed learning a little about some of New Zealand's colourful native birds
and seen where I get the inspiration for a lot of my weavings.