Koru te toa paku - Koru the little fighter

Koru te toa paku - Koru the little fighter

Koru te toa paku - Koru the little fighter

Dimensions: 100x150cm

Medium: Oil on Canvas 

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Koru, the female kākāpō was one of the many sufferings from aspergillosis, a respiratory disease. She was lovingly nursed back to health by the wonderful avian staff and vets at Auckland Zoo and released back onto Whenua Hou/Codfish Island. Sadly, little Koru was found about 6 months later - she hadn’t made it. She was approximately only 1 year old - their life expectancy is estimated to be over 60 years. 

There are only 202 kākāpō left on the planet. 

25% of the sale of this piece will go directly to the Kākāpō Recovery Programme [www.kakaporecovery.org.nz]
so they can continue to be instrumental in the survival of these very unique and beautiful birds that are only found in Aotearoa. 

Artist
Elizabeth Morrison