Moving Animals

Monica Vasile is currently in New Zealand conducting research on the South Island Takahē, a flightless bird and the largest member of the rail family. Indigenous to New Zealand, Takahē were once thought to be extinct until they were dramatically ‘rediscovered’ in 1948; since then, there have been extensive conservation efforts to recover and re-introduce the species.

We are looking forward to hearing more about Monica’s research soon!

Image: Monica meets a Takahē in a sanctuary in Wellington, NZ.