Fungal disease killing kākāpō

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

A deadly fungal disease is the reason that seven kākāpō have died within the last few months.

The latest casualty was Nora 1-A. He was just 100 days old and was the sickest of the kākāpō being treated at the New Zealand Centre Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo.

Aspergillosis – a fungal disease which infects the respiratory system – is been blamed.

There are now 35 kākāpō in three hospitals around the country.

There are only around 160 of the birds alive in New Zealand.

The sick birds are being provided with their favourite native plants to eat and are medicated twice daily.

26 Responses

  1. This is a sad, sad occurrence. If it continues for to long all kakapo may become extinct

  2. i feel so sad for the beautful animal that need to live a longer life in this world love from harry to kakapo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

There’s a new genius in town, and she’s only 2...
In a hair-raising tale from Uttar Pradesh, India, meet Smita...
In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and this year...

World & National News

Protests have been carried out around New Zealand in response...
Gerry Brownlee has been elected as the Speaker of the...
Kia ora! Kia whakamōhio mātou i a koe ki tētahi...