- Educational Resources
- Get to Know our Native Birds (bird, habitat, lifecycle)
- Takahe Single Sided Wooden Puzzle
Takahe Single Sided Wooden Puzzle
The Takahe is classified as an endangered species. The flightless Takahe is a unique bird, a conservation icon and a survivor. The Takahe has clung to existence despite being hunted, habitat destruction and predators. It was once thought to be extinct but was rediscovered in 1948. The Takahe stand around 50cm tall and can weigh over 3kg. They can live up to 20 years old. Takahe eat tussock shoots and seeds, bugs and fern roots. Takahe have been around for about 8 million years.