The Kiwi: An Endangered New Zealand Icon

Author(s): Matt Elliott

Natural History | New Zealand Pictorial | Top Titles

The Kiwi: Endangered New Zealand Icon is about our historical fascination with a unique national icon - the kiwi - and the extraordinary efforts being made to save it from extinction.

It can’t fly; has nostrils at the end of its long beak; cat-like whiskers; the body temperature of a mammal; sharp claws and strong legs to defend itself; lays an egg six times larger than that of a chicken; is ground-dwelling; lives in a burrow; can swim; and is nocturnal. The kiwi is one of the avian world’s most unusual creatures. 

Most New Zealanders have never seen a kiwi in the wild. Yet, this endangered bird is a nation icon, proudly displayed emblem and the nickname by which New Zealanders are known around the world.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780995110458
  • : Imagination Press Limited
  • : Imagination Press
  • : July 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 143
  • : 143
  • : 598.54
  • : 598.54
  • : Matt Elliott
  • : Matt Elliott