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What is a takahe?

The takahe is a large, flightless bird belonging to the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand and was thought to be extinct but was rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell in the (MORE)

How many takahe are there?

  The species is still present in the location where it was rediscovered in the Murchison Mountains. Small numbers have also been successfully translocated to four predato (MORE)

What are predators of the takahe?

Originally the takahe had no predators, but when People came to  its habitat in New Zealand, they brought goats, which ate the  vegetation and ruined the enviroment, and rat (MORE)

What does the Takahe eat?

The takahe's diet changes with the seasons. It is restricted to the high alpine country, so in the summer it refers on snow tussock shoots, mountain daisy, sedges, herbs and m (MORE)

Where do takahe live?

Takahe only live in New Zealand, where they were once found  throughout the islands. Only the South Island takahe still exists.  This flightless bird's natural habitat is no (MORE)

Where is the takahe habitat?

Only the South Island takahe still exists. This flightless bird's natural habitat is now restricted to the Murchison mountains in Fiordland National Park, where they inhabit a (MORE)

Why are takahe extinct?

Only the North Island takahe is extinct. The South Island takahe was rediscovered in 1948. One reason for their extinction was that, being heavy but flightless birds, they wer (MORE)