ANIMAL RELEASES

Over the next ten years we plan to release 15 different endangered species to Rotoroa Island, including takahe, kiwi, tuatara and weta punga. Kiwi chick releases are during breeding season which usually runs from August to April - and we'd love for you to be a part of these special events. Make sure you stay up to date with all our upcoming releases by keeping an eye on our website or liking us on Facebook.

Over the next ten years we plan to release 15 different endangered species to Rotoroa Island, including takahe, kiwi, tuatara and weta punga. Kiwi chick releases are during breeding season which usually runs from August to April - and we'd love for you to be a part of these special events. Make sure you stay up to date with all our upcoming releases by keeping an eye on our website or liking us on Facebook.

Saturday 28 January 2017 - Kiwi Release

TIME: 11am, just before the guided walk with zoo ranger
LOCATION: Exhibition Centre
ABOUT THIS CHICK: Kiwi's name is Mākū, meaning to be damp or wet.' He's been so named because of his love for water!