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  • Day14

    Kiwi Wildlife Center, Franz Josef

    January 3 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    After the tour we drove towards Fox Glacier and took a break in Franz Josef to visit the Kiwi Wildlife Center. Here we did a Kiwi Backstage Pass Tour and were allowed to look behind the scenes. A kiwi ranger led us through the incubation and rearing system and told us about the history and success of the Nest Egg program initiative. They hatch the eggs and keep the kiwis for about a year (during the years they are most vulnerable to predators) and then release them into the wild. Kiwis have a life span of 50-70 years, have cat like whiskers, terrible eyesight (hence why they’re nocturnal), and they’re soooooo cute.

    Danach sind wir in Richtung Fox Glacier gefahren und haben in Franz Josef eine Pause eingelegt um das Kiwi Wildtierzentrum zu besuchen. Hier haben wir an einer Kiwi Backstage Pass Tour teilgenommen und durften hinter die Kulissen blicken. Ein Kiwi Ranger hat uns durch die Inkubations- und Aufzuchtanlage geführt und uns über die Geschichte und die Erfolge der Initiative des Nest Egg-Programms aufgeklärt.
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