|Takahe at the Ecosanctuary|
Takahe can weight up to 3kgs and measure around 63cm in length. They are territorial and can even attack humans during the breeding season. We saw this one at the Ecosanctuary near Dunedin. It looked much bigger in real life. They live for around 14 to 20 years, which is quite a long time for a bird.
I think they are very cute and glad they are not extinct like many other birds of New Zealand. I hope one day, that the breeding program is so successful, that they are removed from the endangered list as well.