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Watch a video of a two-day-old kākāpō chick being fed on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.

Still from video.
Video of kākāpō chick feeding (WMV, 952K, 49 seconds)

This footage shows a two-day-old kākāpō chick being fed by human "foster-mum", National Kākāpō Team technical specialist Deidre Vercoe.

It was recorded on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island in the temporary hand-raising unit, on 30 March 2008.

Kākāpō chicks that are hand-raised are fed like this hourly, from 6 am to midnight.

The chick is the second chick to hatch from Cyndy's clutch of three.


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