Wellington campus raises funds to adopt a Kiwi
Following on from the Earth Month initiative in April this year, NZLC Wellington raised more than $100 through donations to adopt a Little Spotted Kiwi for a year! With this adoption, we are helping the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park to provide the special care the Little Spotted Kiwi needs in the Park’s breeding programs and conservation efforts. Kiwi House was set up to rescue New Zealand's unique birds and wildlife from predators and deforestation.
Thank you guys for your generosity!!!
Facts about the Kiwi Bird
- Kiwis are nocturnal which means they sleep during the day and are active at night time.
- They cannot fly!
- Kiwis have tiny wings and no tail.
- The Kiwi bird is the only bird to have nostrils at the end of its beak.
- Females are larger than males.
- Young Kiwis grow slowly, taking about 3 to 5 years to reach full adult size.
- Depending on the species of kiwi, they can live for between 25 and 50 years.
- All kiwi species are rare and face the threat of extinction.
- Kiwi are a significant New Zealand icon - you will often hear the people of New Zealand being referred to as 'kiwis'.