Day #3: Wild Eyes
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.
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.
What kind of animal I chose? - I chose this Kiwi bird
- My first reason why I chose this kiwi bird because it’s the bird that represents our country New Zealand people.
- My second reason why I chose this kiwi bird because in New Zealand the people are called New Zealanders and but they are most known as Kiwi’s that’s why I chose this animal.
- My third reason why I chose this animal is because the kiwi bird’s are known as national birds in New Zealand. So they are kinda famous in New Zealand.
What do they eat?
Kiwi birds like to eat white grubs, Grubs are the larvae of Japanese. Kiwi birds also eat worms as well just like what normals birds eat.
Where do they live?
Kiwi birds mostly like to live on a wetland. They also like to live where trees run down to the river’s edge.