North Island Brown Kiwi

Conservation status
In some trouble

She’s a big one, with females weighing in at 2–5kgs, and their male counterparts weighing a bit less at 1.4–3kg. Standing 50 to 65cm tall, it’s no surprise they can’t fly. This is partly also due to their dense bone structure. They have a small claw at the end of each wing, which they may use to fight in defence of their territory if necessary!

Campaign Manager

Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Taranaki Kiwi Trust is a charitable trust working across Taranaki to protect Western Brown Kiwi in the wild. We work on both private and public land to protect and monitor kiwi populations. Community engagement and advocacy is also a big focus for the trust. We want to take kiwi from 'rare to everywhere'.