Story: Kiwi

Little spotted kiwi chick

Little spotted kiwi chick

As the smallest kiwi, little spotted kiwi were extremely vulnerable to predators. They have survived only because they have been transferred to offshore islands. This chick, nicknamed Meatsafe, is on Kāpiti Island, where the largest population lives.

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015