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Fairy Tern News
  • January 18, 2023

Mangawhai and Pakiri have finished for the year with no chicks. The chick at Papakanui is now flying around with its parents.

At Waipu there a pair of busy parents feeding 2 chicks, one of which hatched from an egg at Mangawhai when parents deserted the nest during a storm.

The 8 chicks hatched at the zoo are in the aviary on the dunes and doing well. DOC Rangers are busy providing them with suitable fish which they take themselves from a shallow tray. They are practising flying a little more so most will soon be ready to be released.