Archives For Eggs

DOC’s Jessica Ayres-Greager joins ranger and kiwi guru Rolf Fuchs for a day out in the field tracking down Northland’s first kiwi chicks of the season.

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These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known to move a whole 10 metres in two weeks.

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Unique to New Zealand, the hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, is one of the world’s rarest penguin, so it’s exciting to see that chicks are on their way!

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