New Zoo Baby alert! This is too cute. For the first time, a North Island Kiwi hatched in Zoo Miami 2 days ago making it a first for the state of Florida and much of the Southeastern US. The North Island Kiwi was received as a fertilized egg March 15th from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park where it was laid January 29th. The egg was sent to the zoo as part of a special loan agreement between the Smithsonian and the Government of New Zealand, where kiwis are normally found. Kiwi’s are unique in their characteristics because unlike other birds, they are flightless with no tail, tiny wings and their nostrils end at the end of their bill. Zoo Miami is currently incubating a second egg expected to hatch in 8 days. Both chicks will reman out of public view until their sex can be determined and a special are is created for them to become ambassador birds. The only question we have is, can we name it?!
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