Monday, 17 July 2017

WLJ Day 3 activity 1.

You have now woken up after a long, comfortable sleep at your hotel in Dargaville. You’re ready for another day of adventuring! Today, you will drive around the North island and be introduced to amazing animals that live here in New Zealand. Some are native and some are non-native. Native animals are animals that normally live in New Zealand. Non-native animals are animals that were brought into New Zealand from another country. Examples of native New Zealand animals are the kakapo, the kiwi, the kea parrot, the yellow eyed penguin and the pekapeka bat.

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Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
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The Brown Kiwi:

Today I have chosen to adopt the Brown kiwi because it is known as an endemic native bird to New Zealand, Which obviously means that it is found in certain place around New Zealand. All Brown kiwi's are normally found in the North Island. Brown Kiwi's like to eat cicada's, moths and also centipedes, They could also eat Circkets, Weta's & way more disgusting & Horrible creatures. 

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    What a great choice you have made for this activity! I love the kiwi bird and am genuinely worried about the falling numbers of kiwi in the country. Apparently there are only 65 000 kiwi birds left in all of NZ and that they continue to be attacked by predators, resulting in fewer and fewer birds each year.

    I love that you have chosen to protect the kiwi by 'adopting' one. If you were able to adopt a kiwi bird for real, what would you name your kiwi? I think that I would choose a name like 'Katie' or 'Carrie' kiwi. What about you?