Rainbow Springs caught up with its Wildlife Programme Manager Mark Paterson to ask what it’s like being an influential figure at one of New Zealand’s most famous nature parks.
Image above: Kiwis for kiwi trustee Ruud Kleinpaste with me!
Bloomers the Kiwi
As the 2017/18 season ends, Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter is reporting a 98.4% hatch success rate – almost four percent higher than its average over the last decade.
There is an abundance of unique activities and attractions to try out with the kids in Rotorua!
Kicking through the wrong end of an egg is a tiring entry into the world for a kiwi and could have cost a Coromandel chick its life.
Prime Minister Bill English paid a visit to the park on March 24th 2017 to learn more about the park’s kiwi conservation work.
Just in time for the start of Chinese New Year celebrations, Kiwi Encounter's 88th kiwi chick for the season has hatched on January 22nd - and coincidentally the chick's dad's...
What an incredible and unforgettable journey it has been so far!
We're proud to release this incredible unique footage of a kiwi chick hatching. This timelapse takes a photo every second of the six day hatch! The camera was carefully set...