Anchor Island facts for kids
Nickname: Kakapo Island
|Area||11.37 km2 (4.39 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||417 m (1,368 ft)|
The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "large hill" for Pukenui.
The island is situated southwest of the much larger Resolution Island in the inlet area of Dusky Sound and surrounded by many smaller islands and contains four small lakes, including Lake Kirirua, the largest lake on an island in Fiordland.
Red deer and stoats had been eradicated between 2001 and 2005, and subsequently endangered endemic birds including tieke (saddleback), mohua (yellowhead), kakapo, and New Zealand rock wren have been relocated to the island. The island is one of only nine islands in the area that is completely free of introduced mammalian pests and is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the New Zealand mainland, which makes it relatively safe from repeat incursions by stoat and deer.
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