Kiwi facts & characteristics
Kiwi have many weird and wonderful features thanks to New Zealand’s ancient isolation and lack of mammals. It’s thought they evolved to occupy a habitat and lifestyle that elsewhere in the world would be filled by a mammal.
Quick kiwi facts
kiwi are killed by predators every week on average
kiwi die nationally every year - that's a decline of around 2%
of the kiwi population is under management
of chicks survive in areas where predators are being controlled
of kiwi die before reaching breeding age in areas that are not being managed
survival rate of kiwi chicks is needed for the population to increase
Learn more about kiwi
How you can help
Many hands make light work. Keen to join the mission to save the kiwi? Here are some ways you can help.
Awhina mai ki a hoki te kiwi ki te wao tapu nui a Tāne
Help return kiwi to where they used to live
Donations over $5 are tax-deductable in Aotearoa. Thank you for supporting kiwi conservation.