The internet is abuzz with the long-shot success story of Lisa One, a kakapo parrot chick whose life was saved by New Zealand conservationists after her mother Lisa accidentally crushed her egg.
The pictures show just how delicate and unbelievable the conservationists’ task was – senior kakapo ranger Jo Ledington had to tape the shell of a partially crushed kakapo egg back together and allow the chick within to mature and hatch naturally. They succeeded by using, of all thing, masking tape. [Read more...]
3 weeks ago, ranger Jo Ledington found this rare Kakapo parrot egg
It was accidentally crushed by its mother, so she used some tape and glue to repair it
And after an anxious and nail-biting wait…
Lisa One, a rare kakapo chick, hatched on the 28th of February, 2014
There were only about 125 kakapos in the whole world – now there’s one more!
Here’s Lisa One at 11 days
This is what a fully grown kakapo parrot looks like
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