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In 1912, a wild-caught brown kiwi first appeared on records at Wellington Zoo. The first record of a brown kiwi chick hatching in captivity was in 1945, at the Hawke’s Bay Acclimatisation Society’s game farm, near Napier. The first kiwi to be displayed in nocturnal houses were brown kiwi, displayed at Auckland Zoo and Otorohanga in 1972.
ZEALANDIA is home to New Zealand’s second largest population of little spotted kiwi and the only wild population on the mainland. Two introductions took place in 2000 and 2001, when a total of 40 birds were transferred from Kapiti Island. A population survey in 2010 showed the population had already grown to around 100 birds, and is now.
Collectively, New Zealand’s 2700 orchardists supply about a quarter of the world’s kiwifruit. Over half of exports go to Europe, nearly 20 per cent to Japan, and the rest to Australia, the USA and elsewhere. In the second half of the year, 80 per cent of kiwifruit sold in Europe comes from New Zealand.
The kiwi is a unique and curious bird: it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers, strong legs and no tail. Learn more about the kiwi, the national icon of New Zealand and unofficial national emblem.
Famous Kiwis who died in 2020. We remember remarkable Kiwis who have died this year. From artists and writers to politicians and pop stars, we pay tribute to New Zealand celebrities.
Currently, there are 68,000 Kiwi left in New Zealand, with a loss at the rate of 20 per week every year, according to some estimates. Combined community groups actively protect 230,000ha designated for the Kiwi across New Zealand. The land is managed to protect the species from wild predator populations which include predator-free islands.