21 Dec 2013

Wounded kiwi's condition stable

1:16 pm on 21 December 2013

Auckland Zoo says a young kiwi attacked by a dog on the Coromandel Peninsula is still very sick, but in a stable condition.

The female kiwi, named Jo, was found by a hunter and underwent surgery on extensive infected wounds on Thursday.

A zoo spokesperson said the bites are being treated with two types of antibiotics and the bird is being given pain relief.

She says it has a long road ahead but is eating well, which is a positive sign.