Takahe Puzzle with Habitat Image Tray
Below information is printed on the back of the tray for your reference:
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.
Wild Takahe in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland find their food and shelter in alpine grassland such as broad leaved snow tussock, mid‐ribbed snow tussock and curled snow tussock. In winter, if snow cover is heavy, birds descend into the forest for shelter and feed mainly on underground starchy rhizomes of the summer green fern.