Western Springs, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 360 3805
Who lives here?
Montague and Ahikaea live with the whio/blue duck in the high country habitat area of Te Wao Nui at the Auckland Zoo.
Montague led a bit of a nomadic life. He hatched on Kapiti Island and moved to Tiritiri Matangi Island as a five year old bird. With so few takahe in the world they must be moved around to ensure they do not breed with close relatives on islands.
Ahikaea was hatched on Titirtiri Matangi, and is daughter to that well known character Greg – the mischievous takahe who once greeted visitors to the island before stealing their lunch!
Montague and Ahikaea have been together for many years and successfully raised six chicks before retiring to Auckland Zoo.