At the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital, Dr Lisa needs to urgently assess a pair of unwell kākāpō, and Lizzie must convince a traumatised shag that it can swim. Many other animals are reaching the end of their rescue journeys as the southern summer draws to a close. The yellow-eyed penguin chicks brought in after an oceanic famine are finally old enough to be released into the wild. So too the four kākā chicks that were hand-reared by the Wildlife Hospital. The rascally parrots make an epic journey to the dazzling wilderness of Abel Tasman National Park, where a bright future awaits.