Kākā gather early morning and late evening to socialise, their amusing antics and raucous voice led Māori to refer to them as chattering and gossiping.

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Who are we?

The South Island Wildlife Hospital is a non-profit facility dedicated to treating and rehabilitating injured wildlife in the South Island of New Zealand. The Christchurch-based Hospital is run and staffed by a team of volunteers including veterinarians, vet nurses and people with an interest in New Zealand's wildlife

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Support our wildlife hospital by providing essential supplies to feed and care for our animals.

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Discover diverse ways to contribute and make a meaningful difference in our hospital through a variety of donation options.