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2019-04-26

Me. I was only discovered in 1994 I'm 'Joey The Rowi' rarest kiwi of them all. Apteryx rowi that's my scientific name Okarito brown kiwi or just rowi, all the same. Born and bred on the West Coast Okarito's where I chill. Bashing through the bush with my big bad bill. Cuzzies in my crew that make the kiwi family. Little spotted, great spotted tokoeka, brown and me Deadly dangers that we deal with that could decimate us doods are a heap of hungry critters eating us and all our food Eggs are rescued from the wild to keep them alive. By Operation Nest Egg rangers helping us to survive! Franz Josef is the hood where our eggs are taken to. At the West Coast Wildlife Centre you can even take a view. Go and have a gander at our cool nocturnal house. When you go inside you must be quiet like a mouse. Hatching from our eggs 80 days after they are laid. We emerge into this world fully fledged and ready made Kiwi, kiwi you know you can't see me In the night out of sight with a super sense of sound. Kiwi, kiwi you know you wanna be me. Run around on the ground fluffy fat and round. Incubation took forever and it really makes us cross. That it's the longest that we know of equalled by the albatross Juvenile chicks are then transferred into the pens. It's a kinda kiwi creche where we can make some friends. Kiwi kai's delicious and expands our little tummies. When kiwi rangers feed us they like to wear some gummies. Lowest metabolic rate of any bird means we can go for longer before we need a... Motuara is the place where we do our big OE. Running wild on the island that's our rowi sanctuary. Nocturnal night time creatures on the forest floor we dwell. External nostrils on our noses for a heightened sense of smell Operation Nest Egg rangers are vital to our species. They can even tell if we're unwell by looking through our faeces Probing with our bills is how we like to find our dinner. Grubs and bugs and tasty berries prevent us getting thinner. Kiwi, kiwi you know you can't see me. In the night out of sight with a super sense of sound Kiwi, kiwi you know you wanna be me. Run around on the ground fluffy fat and round. Quick at running, growing stronger faster and meaner. Solid bones will take us home where we will be no wiener. Released back to the bush coz we have grown so big. We're so happy to be chillin' in our Okarito crib Stoats, they now can't harm us unlike when we were chicks If they attack, we will fight back coz we is 'ard as bricks. Transmitters on our toes are the latest kiwi bling. So rangers can locate us as they listen for the BING! Unique in many ways is my special kiwi clan an icon of our nation everybody is our fan Very highly threatened only 400 we think Like the moa... you know her we don't wanna go extinct. Wings Yes we do have them with a tiny little claw. We can flap these things all day but stay rooted to the floor. X-ray pictures show the next egg ready any day The size it is inside it's mum will make you say 'NO WAY!' You can help us kiwi here's something you can. do Just follow all the links at the end to see what's New... ...Zealand is our country way out here on our own It's the place that all us Kiwis love to call our home. Kiwi, kiwi you know you can't see me. In the night out of sight with a super sense of sound Kiwi, kiwi you know you wanna be me. Run around on the ground fluffy fat and round. Fluffy fat and round.