New Zealand - 2011 Rare white kiwi chick named Manukura by local iwi Rangitane o Wairarapa, the chick is not an albino but the rare progeny of kiwi that were transferred to Pukaha from Hauturu/Little Barrier Island.
Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .
all sorts of the lovliest fluffy white chicklings just dying to be held and loved on! [Manukura is the first all-white kiwi to be born in captivity. Manukura recently underwent a small operation to remove stones from her gizzard]
A white kiwi is seen at Pukaha sanctuary in New Zealand. The male chick, named Manukura - meaning 'of chiefly status' in Maori - hatched at the sanctuary north of Wellington, becoming the first white kiwi ever born in captivity