May 13, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Rare white kiwi chick hatched (Manukura)

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The hatching of a rare white kiwi chick has been a blessing for the Pukaha Mt Bruce national wildlife centre.

Hatched on May 1, the chick was the 13th and 14th of kiwis successfully hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce this breeding season.

It was the most successful since 2003 when kiwi were reintroduced into the wild there.

The chick is not an albino but the rare progeny of kiwi that were transferred to Mt Bruce from Little Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf outside of Auckland, last year.

It has been named Manukura by local iwi Rangitane o Wairarapa.

1 thought on “Rare white kiwi chick hatched (Manukura)

  1. So absolutely cute, i live on the gold coast of Australia saw the picture in our local paper, cut it out and kept it.I hope a song would be made up for little manukura.

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