Located just minutes from downtown Wellington, ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience is a unique and world renowned conservation attraction
Species: Apteryx owenii Gould
The smallest kiwi, and now extinct on the mainland due to predation pressure and loss of habitat. The photo shows one of a pair photographed on Kapiti Island by John Barrett. Pairs hold territories all year round and often share burrows. For many years they were confined to Kapiti Island but transfers to other islands have increased their chances of survival. Recently, Little Spotted Kiwi were reintroduced to a mainland island in Wellington city at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, where they are protected by a predator-proof fence.
You can see this with:
Embark on a unique multi-day voyage of discovery that very few New Zealanders get to experience
Kapiti Island and Kapiti Nature Reserve is world-renowned for its diversity and density of NZ birdlife