Story: Kiwi

Recovering after a stoat attack

Recovering after a stoat attack

Until they are almost a year old, kiwi chicks are vulnerable to attacks by stoats. This hand-reared chick, nicknamed Honey, was released into the Kaweka Range with a tiny transmitter at four months old. After only two weeks she was attacked by a stoat. She was brought back to Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, and with the help of antibiotics was nursed back to health.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 5 February 2002
Photograph by Richard Robinson

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

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