Pukaha News

Kiwi eggs in the nursery at Pukaha Mount Bruce look set to produce a New Year’s chick.

 

 Pukaha Mount Bruce staff received a super Christmas present, two kiwi eggs from the Rimutaka forest park trust arrived late last week. One of the eggs has just started the hatching process with an internal pip in the egg. This kiwi egg looks set to hatch just in time for the New Year.

The eggs are now in incubators in the kiwi house nursery where Pukaha staff will carefully turn them every 4 hours until they hatch.

Takahē pair at Pukaha Mount Bruce will give breeding another go.

The rangers at Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre were disappointed to discover that the takahē eggs laid last month will not be producing any takahē chicks. Resident pair, Natural and Fomi have been sitting on what was believed to be one egg. The egg was discovered in October by a Pukaha ranger. The discovery of the egg, marked the first time there had been a takahē egg laid at the centre for over 20 years.

First takahē egg at Pukaha for over 20 years.

The rangers at Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre were delighted to discover that the resident takahē couple, Natural and Fomi are sitting on an egg. The egg was discovered on Saturday by Pukaha ranger, Tara Swan. The discovery of the egg, marks the first time there has been a takahē egg laid at the centre for over 20 years.