Kiwi Bird Phoenix released
03 March 2016
Our latest sponsored Kiwi Bird Phoenix was released last Friday at Purangi near Inglewood in New Zealand. Puma Darts Managing Director Peter McCormick and his family took Phoenix on the 5 hour trip down to Purangi for the release. New Zealand's Conservation Minister Maggie Barry was also on hand to help out with Phoenix.
A conservation programme called the Operation Nest Egg has been put in place at Kiwi Encounter, Rainbow Springs, Rotorua in New Zealand to try and slow the decline of Kiwi and hopefully turn Kiwi numbers around. Operation Nest Egg program has helped to raise the survival rate of Kiwi chicks in the wild to 60-70%.