2 days ago
We’ve had a successful day in the coromandel! 🐣
auckland zoo bird keeper nat got a surprise when she visited kiwi mapuku’s burrow with neil from thames coast kiwi care (tckc) and instead of finding two eggs like they expected, they found one egg and a two-day-old kiwi chick!
this kōhanga kiwi is destined for release on motutapu island to establish a new population of wild kiwi where they once would have roamed, safe from predators.
if we didn’t intervene to hatch, incubate and re-home kiwi chicks with our partners @kiwisforkiwi, @docgovtnz
and tckc, 88% of the kiwi chicks that hatch in the north island would be killed within one hundred days of hatching.
this work is only possible because of you. by visiting our kiwi in the night forest, you’re helping to conserve kiwi like this in the wild – ka pai.