Manukura: Rare White Kiwi Chick Hatches In Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre In Wellington (Photo)

By on May 27, 2011 in Amazing, Animals, Science, World Comments
Manukura The Rare White Kiwi Chick
Manukura The Rare White Kiwi Chick
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A rare white kiwi chick named Manukura has been hatched on May 1, 2011 in Pukaha Mt. Bruce National Wildlife Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

According to the Wildlife’s official website, Manukura is considered as the first white kiwi born in captivity and the first born at Pukaha.

Related Blog Post: Video Of Rare White Chick Named Manukura First White Kiwi Born In Captivity

The name Manukura was said to be given by elders from the local Maori tribe which means “of chiefly status”.

Several news sites reported that the rare white kiwi was being hand-reared in the reserve’s new kiwi nursery. It will remain in a predator-proof environment at the reserve or will be released in the wild once the bird is able to fend for itself.

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