MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement
Headline: Comeback for curious kea Tiaki
Last month Aoraki/Mt Cook and Te Manahuna/Twizel staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. This has come after over a month of care and rehabilitation by the South Island Wildlife Hospital and our staff. It was an incredible experience to see what can only be described as his pure joy at being back in his mountain home, calling out as he flew over the ridge to reunite with his family group. Jemma Welch tells us about Tiaki’s journey to recovery.