Sinbad, one of our adoption kākāpō.
Image: Andrew Digby | DOC

Introduction

Kākāpō adoptions make great gifts – you'll receive a soft toy, personalised certificate, bookmarks and stickers, and best of all you'll be contributing to the conservation of this unique species.

Highlights

Kākāpō adoptions are closed

Kākāpō adoptions are currently closed while the Kākāpō Recovery team focuses on the ongoing breeding season. We expect adoptions will reopen later in 2022. Check back in July for a further update.

There are only 252 kākāpō alive today.

The symbolic adoption of a kākāpō is a great way to support the important work of Kākāpō Recovery.

How your contribution helps kākāpō

All profits from the adoptions scheme contribute directly to the conservation of this unique and remarkable species. This includes funding monitoring equipment, supporting current research objectives and contributing towards the management of breeding seasons.

We have selected 10 kākāpō with unique stories to act as ambassadors for the species. You can adopt them below.

What  you’ll receive

You can choose to receive either a physical or digital adoption pack.

  • Physical packs include a soft toy, printed certificate, stickers and bookmarks. You’ll also be emailed a digital copy of your certificate and exclusive email updates about your adopted kākāpō and what’s been happening in the programme for 12 months.
  • Digital adoption packs include a personalised digital certificate sent via email to print at home. You’ll also get exclusive email updates about your adopted kākāpō and what’s been happening in the programme for 12 months.

You can also help by sponsoring a takahē.

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