Kiwi chick to be released this Waitangi weekend

3rd February 2016

It's kiwi chick hatching season and this Waitangi weekend, we've got another gorgeous little fellow destined for a new home on Rotoroa Island.

Come and join the Rotoroa Island and Auckland Zoo team when we release TuripÄ“peke (meaning "to have the knees bent"). This little bird had splayed legs when he hatched, so has had a bit of veterinary help from Zoo specialists.

All of Rotoroa's animal releases are free to attend and give visitors the opportunity to get up close to our national bird and find out more about them. Book now through  360 Discovery Cruises; usual ferry prices apply.

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