Brown Kiwi

by Renae

Brown Kiwi, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

“This unique, flightless bird is so readily identified with New Zealand that it has virtually superseded the fern leaf as the country’s emblem. However, being strictly nocturnal, it is seldom seen in the flesh except in parks and zoos. ” While at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, we saw a live kiwi and learned that there are 17 of them in captivity in the United States.

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