Kenneth the kākāpō


Kākāpō adoptions are a special way to support the conservation of this taonga species.

Special edition adoptions are open

Special edition postage adoption open now – pre-orders close 21 July 2024.

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Email adoptions

Our email adoptions mean no packaging, no postage, minimal carbon footprint and maximum support for your adopted kākāpō. You may place an adoption for yourself or as a gift.

By email, you’ll receive:

  • a personalised bronze, silver or gold certificate
  • updates about your adopted kākāpō
  • news from the Kākāpō Recovery programme.

Note: All adoptions are valid for a 12-month period and are symbolic, non-exclusive and do not entitle you to ownership of the birds. They are considered a purchase and are non tax-deductible.

Start your email adoption

1. Choose your adoption level

There are three levels of adoption to choose from:

  • Bronze – $125
  • Silver – $250
  • Gold – $500

These prices are in New Zealand Dollars.


2. Choose the kākāpō you want to adopt

Who will you adopt? Learn more about the kākāpō you can adopt below and choose your favourite.


3. Adopt your kākāpō

Click the link below and you’ll be taken to our secure online portal to pay for your adoption.

Adopt a kākāpō by email



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