A mounted kōkako specimen. ' Tamanui '. The kōkako is mounted on a polished wooden base, on which a piece of natural wood with a small piece of plastic foliage is attached. The kōkako is secured to this piece of natural wood. On the kōkako's leg is a red plastic band, and above this band is a silver metal band. The kōkako has bright blue wattles and dark grey feathers.
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Although it took him a while to breed, he and his partner Mapara produced three surviving chicks. He also mated with another female, Ma, to produce one other chick. Although Tamanui died in 2008, his descendants are now living on Tiritiri Matangi Island, where eventually their descendants will repopulate Taranaki forests.