We're happy to announce the winners of the Great Hihi Sperm Race!
The male with the fastest sperm was CP11870 from Tiritiri Matangi Island...also known as the male who was "famous for his natty pink leg bands, but secure in his masculinity".
11 people from all around the world correctly predicted that CP11870 would have the fastest sperm and their prizes from our generous sponsors are currently being sent out. Our lucky winners are:
Adele Parli, NZ; Anna Sature, NZ; Ashlee Edwards, CA; Ashley Young, NZ; Jane Thompson, NZ; Jenny Jay, NZ; Jessica van der Wal, NL; Josie Kirkwood, AU; Mary Jones, GB; Melanie McCready, GB; Tamara Henry, NZ.
Congratulations to all our winners and a massive thank you to everyone who supported the race and helped us raise so much money for hihi conservation!
If you would like to make a large donation to hihi conservation without placing bets, or become a long term sponsor, please contact [email protected]
Target amount: $10,000 | Final total: over $11,000! | We'll know the exact amount in the next few days - stay tuned!
With four sites to choose from, there's a hihi for everyone! Just click on your chosen population and then choose a bird to back. If the male you back is the fastest, you'll go into the draw for a hihi prize pack.
Want to see hihi in the wild? Or maybe consume some hihi-themed wine? Or even introduce some hihi magic to your wardrobe? Thanks to several extremely generous sponsors, we have some amazing prizes to give away to the winners of The Great Hihi Sperm Race. We can ship prizes internationally and will match prizes to location wherever possible: