Native New Zealand Kiwi Bird Finger Puppet
This native New Zealand Kiwi Bird is a finger puppet. Great fun for kids and adults alike. Part of the Native New Zealand Bird Finger Puppet Collection.
About the Brown Kiwi
The kiwi is New Zealand's national icon but despite the fact that New Zealanders are known as 'KIWIS' most have never seen the bird in its native habitat or heard it. It's unusual by bird standards being unable to fly and having hair like feathers. It is mainly nocturnal sniffing out food using nostrils located at the end of it's long beak. The North Island brown kiwi is the most common species with about 25,000 remaining but endangered. The smaller males do most of the egg incubating but it is the larger female who has to lay an egg about one third it's own size. Kiwis live in pairs and mate for life and can live up to 30 years in a predator free environment.