docgovtnzThis young whio is spending some time at the Tongariro National Trout Centre before being released into the wild.
The whio 'hardening facility' at Tongariro National Trout Centre is part of the #WhioForever captive breeding programme. The facility gives young birds the chance to experience a fast-flowing stream and improve their swimming skills before they're released into our New Zealand rivers.
Photo: Stephanie Kerrisk | @stephaniekerrisk.nz
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