This page will show photos and details of kea which have returned lead blood lead levels above 20ug/dL, and have been caught up to receive life saving veterinary treatment. Our aim is to raise $1,500 for each kea to help offset the cost of the medicines used to treat them. You can help by visiting our Give a Little page for lead poisioned kea. Thank you!!
Lead poisoned Kea to sponsor
ID: Milford Rd kea
This beautiful adult female kea was found on the road to Milford Sound stumbling around and unable to fly. She was taken to the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital at the end of May and was found to be underweight and have moderately high blood lead levels. She has received treatment for lead poisoning and will be rehabilitated in Te Anau until she is strong enough to be released back into the wild.
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Lead poisoned Kea treated & released
This Haast kea was found with high lead levels and treated at Vetent, Queenstown. This kea has now been released into the wild.
Released In Haast Valley in 2016