Introduction

By the early 1900s the buff weka had become extinct in their home-range of eastern Canterbury and Otago. But, through a stroke of luck, 12 birds had been introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905.

Highlights

This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ. 

View the Chatham Islands weka video

(4 minute clip on YouTube)

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