• Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust
    Biodiversity Project
    Restoring the natural heritage
  • Biodiversity Project
    Conservation Project
    Marlborough Sounds New Zealand
  • Breeding for release
    Breeding for release
    Species formerly present
  • Tui Home Slide Kakariki
    Yellow-crowned Kakariki
  • Koru Native Wildlife Centre
    Koru Native Wildlife Centre
  • Conservation Park
    Tui Nature Reserve
    Mature and regenerating native bush

After 16 months on Macquarie Island Leona has arrived back home, it is wonderful to have her here again!

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After 16 months on Macquarie Island Leona has arrived back home, it is wonderful to have her here again! But of course work goes on, we had to pick up 12 beautiful Giant Wetas, breeders for the next season.

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Stu who works on Maud Island, collected them and dropped them off by the wharf and after a short boat ride we could release them in their new enclosure. (Thanks Chris for organizing this.)

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The Wetas will be split in two or three groups (harem) to give them the best change for breeding.

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After that we looked after the Kakariki who are getting a grand treatment as it turned out they are rather fussy eaters, we pull out all stops to feed them different kinds of foods to work out what they like and letting them get used to new food.

Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

Email: | Phone: +64 (0)27 4483447

Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough