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Gisborne Online Zoo, Weka

Welcome to the 'WEKA' page...



The Weka... once was the most well known bird in Poverty Bay...

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WEKA (Woodhen)

The Weka (Woodhen) -  was the most well known bird in Poverty Bay - then during the early 1908's a mystery virus decimated the Weka population... but nowdays the bird is starting to make a comeback. It can be seen inland at Motu, just over an hour's drive inland from Gisborne.

The familiar 'coo-eet' cry of the bird can be heard in the evenings once again.

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