There are so many interesting facts about the Takahe. For example, they date back to the Dinosaur era. They have short stumpy wings that mean they cant fly. They were thought to be extinct and were rediscovered around 1948 on the South Island. It spends most of its time eating and if you read Chapter 3 Meet Greg, you will understand that they are not too fussy about what they eat. In fact on the island of Tiritiri Matangi, a sign was created, similar to that on page 78, warning people that the Takahe would take their food, so to be careful.