Kiwi chick hatched in rare breeding success
A kiwi has been born in a zoo in the Netherlands, the first ever, and it has a special name that reflects this significance. Tuatahi, which means the first, or the first one, is a first for the 2018 international breeding programme, according to the New Zealand embassy in the Netherlands. Lyndal Walker, the Netherlands’ ambassador to New Zealand, was at the ceremony to reveal the kiwi and announce its name. Tuatahi was born at the bird park Avifauna after ‘‘years of waiting’’, according to Dutch broadcaster Omroep West. The chick hatched on September 18 after 80 days of incubation, Omroep West reported. The arrival of Tuatahi was not made public until it had survived its first crucial weeks, and it was in perfect health, the bird park said.