Description of a Kiwi Bird

Topics: New Zealand, Kiwi, Bird Pages: 1 (351 words) Published: November 14, 2012
The Kiwi is the national symbol of New Zealand. The Kiwi covers two thirds of the northern island of New Zealand. Kiwi is also a word to say New Zealanders. They are aggressive and will defend their territory from other kiwis. The Northern Island Brown Kiwi is critically endangered. There are only 2500 left and is also called as the least common kiwi. The brown kiwi prefers dense, sub-tropical and temperate forests. The Brown Kiwi is known as to be the smallest bird but lays the biggest eggs than all other birds. Kiwis are flightless birds that live in New Zealand. They have dark brown feathers and it looks ugly. It has no tail, and has a long ivory beak. The birds stand up 40cm and weighs for males 4.9 lb and Females 6.2 lb. When the hatchlings have been hatched, in their first week they are able to fend for their selves, since the parents abandon their new born. They feed on invertebrates such as bugs and others. They also eat plants as their diet. I am wondering why this kind of bird is being endangered while in fact the look is a very unattractive bird, and I don’t think people tend to kill this bird. But then I found out why they been gone, it’s because they live in the ground and cats and dogs can easily find them and catch them cause they cannot fly. They should be taking care of them well so they won’t be endangered anymore. The Kiwi’s should never be endangered in the first place if the pest control could handle the dogs and cats that are eating them. If all the Kiwi’s go to extinction because of all the problems, I don’t think New Zealand will have a national animal to have for them. From all the other endangered Animals like this bird. They should take care of them, without any animals we would never live. We should help all endangered animals so they would not reach extinction or any else lower than where they are at right now.
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