Rare bird hatches at the Toledo Zoo | News
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A rare North Island Brown Kiwi chick hatched at the Toledo Zoo on January 12. The egg which the chick hatched from was provided to the Toledo Zoo by the Columbus Zoo.
“This successful hatching is the result of dedicated staff at both zoos working to help an endangered species,” said Robert Webster, the Toledo Zoo’s curator of birds.
The Kiwi is an endangered species. The zoo says few zoos outside of New Zealand have successfully hatched kiwi chicks. Only 8 zoos in the US have Kiwi on display.
The zoo says the egg was incubated for 73 days, and then took 5 days to hatch.
“We’re proud to welcome this chick to the Toledo Zoo,” Webster said, “and we look forward to introducing this fascinating species to the public.”
The zoo did not say when the chick would go on display, but hopes to have the bird as part of the Wild Walkabout exhibit scheduled to open on May 24.
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