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!

Photo: © Shaun Lee