Friday, April 6, 2012

Te Wao Nui

During last years visit to Wellington and the Karore wildlife centre I was thrilled to see that kaka had moved over the botanic gardens and could be seen and heard near the top of the cable car ride.

On a further visit to Ta Wao Nui the excellent new displays at Auckland zoo of New Zealand animals, plants and culture, I was able to get up very close to these remarkable birds.

Hopefully they will one day become more common in the Auckland area flying wild above the city as they do in Wellington.

If you are interested in New Zealand's fragile wildlife then I recommend a visit to the zoo where over 100 species of native plants and over 60 species of animals can be seen.