Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How to save the kiwi

This video clip gives information about the kiwi and efforts that are being made to save this endangered species.  With only 5 percent of kiwi chicks surviving to adulthood in the wild it is vital that measures are taken to protect our national icon.  The Westcoast Wildlife Centre plays an important role caring for kiwi. Here they monitor and care for kiwi  from newly hatched eggs (which are incubated at this facility) to their ultimate release (when weighing about one kilogram) into protected environments.