500th Royal Albatross chick at Taiaroa Head named

Conservation Minister Chris Carter today formally named the 500th Royal Albatross chick to hatch at Taiaroa Head/ Pukerua on the Otago Peninsula, the only mainland breeding colony of albatross in the Southern Hemisphere.

The chick’s arrival was celebrated at a special event at the colony today, marking some 70 years of work by conservationists. more from scoop