RowiOkarito brown kiwi

Conservation status
In serious trouble

Rowi is the rarest of New Zealand's five species of kiwi, with only an estimated 500 of them around. Every member of their whanau is under active management in the wild and in zoos to protect them from predators, particularly stoats. They were identified as a distinct species only recently, in 2003.

Rowi Kiwi

Photo: © Grant Maslowski