Media coverage: Key player in saving of kakapo dies

Richard Henry, the kakapo whose discovery in 1975 overturned the belief that kakapo had become extinct, has died.

Henry, who was believed to have been at least 80 years old, became a key part of the Kakapo Recovery Programme, contributing to the genetic diversity of the breeding programme – he leaves behind three offspring.

Media coverage:

3 News: Kakapo patriarch dies

NZ Herald: Sire who helped save rare species breathes his last

ONE News: Kakapo that saved its species dies

Stuff/Southland Times: Kakapo’s death marks end of era