Kakapo breeding season 2007-8 to use artifical insemination

The Department of Conservation is preparing to trial artificial insemination this kakapo breeding season in a bid to help boost numbers and increase genetic diversity within the small population.
In December the sound of booming male kakapo will herald the start of the breeding season on Codfish Island / Whenua Hou, an island sanctuary located 3km off the coast of Stewart Island.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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