Very little is known about South Island takahe lifespan in the wild. Sources estimate they can live between 14 and 20 years in the wild. In captivity South Island takahe have lived up to 20 years.
Status: captivity: 20 (high) years.
- 2005. "Kiwi Conservation Club" (On-line). The Takahe. Accessed April 12, 2008 at http://www.kcc.org.nz/birds/takahe.asp.