Rare North Island Brown Kiwi Hatches At Smithsonians National Zoo

Early Friday morning, March 7, one of the world’s most endangered species–a North Island brown kiwi–hatched at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Bird House. Keepers had been incubating the egg for five weeks, following a month long incubation by the chick’s father, carefully monitoring it for signs of pipping: the process in which the chick starts to break through the shell. The chick remained in an isolet for four days and is now in a specially designed brooding box.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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