Introduction

By the early 1900s the buff weka had become extinct in their home-range of eastern Canterbury and Otago. But, through a stroke of luck, 12 birds had been introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905.

View the Chatham Islands weka video

(4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)

Click this image from the Chatham Islands weka clip to view the video. Image copyright: TVNZ.
Click image to view the video

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