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World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by TheCalculator: 8:22pm On Dec 30, 2020
The world's first extremely rare white kiwi born in captivity has died after vets removed an unfertilised egg which led to her health deteriorating.

The North Island brown kiwi named Manukura passed away at 12.50pm on Sunday after she was born in captivity in 2011 at the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre in New Zealand.

The bird, that inspired children's books and toys, had a rare genetic trait, leucism, which was carried by both parents and caused her plume of pure white feathers.

Manukura was taken to the specialist Wildbase Hospital at Massey University in Palmerston North after rangers noticed she was not eating and losing weight.

Vets operated and successfully removed an infertile egg that was 'unable to pass naturally' and further surgery removed her oviduct and most of her left ovary.

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre announced the death of nine-year-old Manukura on Instagram, captioned: 'It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our dear friend Manukura.

The centre continued: 'The surgeries went well but were not enough to save the ailing kiwi whose health continued to deteriorate in the weeks following the operation.





'Manukura passed away peacefully at 12.50pm on 27 December 2020 with rangers and veterinary staff present. She will be sorely missed.'

Manukura, meaning 'of chiefly status', inspired author Joy Cowley to pen, Manukura: the White Kiwi, after she visited the extremely rare bird.

The bird was the first of three white Kiwis hatched at the Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre over the 2011 to 2012 breeding seasons.

The flightless kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand and the name is so internationally recognised that it is used as a nickname for New Zealanders.

The New Zealand men's national rugby team are known as the All Blacks.

About the size of a chicken when fully grown, they lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world.

However, the Kiwi is threatened by predators including rats, cats, dogs, ferrets and possums, and it is estimated there are fewer than 70,000 left with several sub-species listed as critically endangered.

Largely nocturnal, they burrow in the ground and is the only bird known to have nostrils at the end of its bill, which it uses to sniff out food which includes soil invertebrates and fruit.

Females are larger than males and the male brown kiwi does most of the egg incubating. Chicks hatch fully feathered after 70 to 85 days incubation and are largely independent from their parents at a few weeks of age.

And the Kiwi is a romantic bird - when a pair bond they usually mate for life.

Typically they have a remarkably long life, sometimes living for up to 50 years. One south island species (the rowi) may live for up to 100 years.
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9093127/Worlds-rare-white-Kiwi-inspired-childrens-books-died.html

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Juliusmomoh: 8:23pm On Dec 30, 2020
Rest in peace to dat beautiful creature...
.
Though i don't read.

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by OlayemiAshraf(m): 8:52pm On Dec 30, 2020
This bird will be so beautiful inside pot

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by matrix199(m): 8:52pm On Dec 30, 2020
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on.

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by paulolee(m): 9:16pm On Dec 30, 2020
eehyaaa....rest on kiwi
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Birdeyeview: 9:34pm On Dec 30, 2020
Nature is a blessing to mankind

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Zeeknow3245(m): 9:43pm On Dec 30, 2020
matrix199:
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on.




Its animals are evidence of the Jurassic age and even prehistoric age

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Amotolongbo(f): 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2020
matrix199:
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on.
Yes o

Continent of weird lives. Different marsupials

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by abumeinben(m): 9:58pm On Dec 30, 2020
Kiwi, the bird that could fly backwards.

I miss that bubble gum chewing gum man, with facts on the inside of its wrap. Man! E don tay.

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Kilishihunter: 10:00pm On Dec 30, 2020
Na wa ooh. Na fowl Dem dey do all this remembrance and condolences for. It's okay

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by TANID(m): 10:13pm On Dec 30, 2020
matrix199:
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on.




So true
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by KingMack(m): 10:26pm On Dec 30, 2020
E no inspire children here...the only true inspiration we had was children cruising on 4matic gegereh and borris angry

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by ValCon888: 11:53pm On Dec 30, 2020
Many Nigerians cannot dream of having the quality of healthcare this bird just received.
What a country.

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Onyenna(m): 2:06am On Dec 31, 2020
Wow.....
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Onyenna(m): 2:08am On Dec 31, 2020
ValCon888:
Many Nigerians cannot dream of having the quality of healthcare this bird just received.
What a country.

Chaaiii!!!

Ike gwuru.....

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by dazzlingd: 5:27am On Dec 31, 2020
Where the pictures of the children books
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by oluwole70525: 5:31am On Dec 31, 2020
Many Nigerians cannot dream of having the quality of healthcare this bird just received. What a country.

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Kingluqman(m): 7:55am On Dec 31, 2020
oluwole70525:
Many Nigerians cannot dream of having the quality of healthcare this bird just received. What a country.
This thing too much for your mouth ooo... this na coup inciting words from ya mouth. Buhari go treat you like Kukah ooo grin

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by merieam16(f): 8:14am On Dec 31, 2020
chai...2020 why
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Biglittlelois(f): 8:47am On Dec 31, 2020
abumeinben:
Kiwi, the bird that could fly backwards.

I miss that bubble gum chewing gum man, with facts on the inside of its wrap. Man! E don tay.


Lol you should be married by now to know the bolded, I know I should too

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by 400billionman: 9:05am On Dec 31, 2020
Very beautiful bird.

I love rabbits because they look like this bird.
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Orire001: 9:26am On Dec 31, 2020
Chai!!










I still sell affordable laptops with free delivery and pay on delivery.

Details on my signature.

Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Nobody: 10:22am On Dec 31, 2020
I thought "kiwi" is the name of a fruit?

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Henrodah(m): 10:35am On Dec 31, 2020
matrix199:
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on
True! Don't forget EMU too.



Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by theFilmtric: 11:23am On Dec 31, 2020
matrix199:
Australiasia(Australia continent) has the strangest animals on Earth. Kiwi, a wingless bird, Kakapou, a gigantic flightless parrot, Platypus, a duckbilled mammal that lays egg, Echnida, a hunched mammal that also lays egg, Frilled lizard, a lizard with a frilled collar flap, and so on.
especially New Zealand
They have the most asssorted ethnic groups/Tribes
And also the most assorted animals
But the Panda is only home to China
And all Pandas are owned by the Chinese government
They lease them out to zoos


theFilmtricsay

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Kiddogarcia(m): 1:52pm On Dec 31, 2020
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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by Slawomiir2: 1:54pm On Dec 31, 2020
grin
Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:54pm On Dec 31, 2020
Rest in perfect peace beautiful Kiwi kiss

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by englishmart(m): 1:54pm On Dec 31, 2020
Every living thing dies but not everyone lives. Life is the only cause of death, and the best time to die is at birth

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Re: World's First Rare White Kiwi That Inspired Children's Books Dies (Photos) by mrkings84(m): 1:54pm On Dec 31, 2020
Cool

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