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Rare Kiwi Bird Hatches in US Zoo

February 21, 2006

From National Geographic:

“This North Island brown kiwi hatched at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., this week-only the second of these rare birds to hatch during the zoo’s 116-year history.

“Kiwi chicks hatch fully feathered with their eyes open and begin foraging for small worms and berries after their first week of life, since they receive no help from their parents.”

Isn’t it cute?

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