Zealandia

Zealandia is a natural species habitat in Wellington. It is fenced in and all the non-native species have been trapped and removed. Native species, such as Takahe and Kaka have been introduced and are doing quite well. In fact, I read a newspaper article that the Kaka are doing so well that locals have complained that they are flying out of the preserve and eating up the fruit trees in people’s backyards!

Zealandia

Zealandia

Kaka feeding

Zealandia

Zealandia

Zealandia

Takahe on the move

Zealandia

Close-up of a Shag (what we call a Cormorant in the US)

Zealandia

Zealandia

Native bush

Zealandia

It was very rainy in Wellington when we were there, but there was a brief reprieve while we were at Zealandia.

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