24 Apr 2014

Rarest Kiwi - Alison Ballance

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 24 April 2014

Okarito rowi are New Zealand's rarest kiwi, and chicks that hatch in the wild have a 95% chance of being killed by a stoat. To avoid this grisly death every rowi egg is 'rescued' from the wild and safely hatched in captivity. Alison Ballance joins Department of Conservation staff in a forest near Franz Josef for an unexpected egg rescue, and follows the egg to an incubator at the West Coast Wildlife Centre.