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Save the Kiwis by Cynpai Save the Kiwis by Cynpai

Kiwi (Order: Apterygiformes)

Elusive Kiwi by The.Rohit, CC BY 2.0

Species and subspecies

Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii)
Status/Trend/Population (2008): Vulnerable Down Arrow 5,300-5,400 mature individuals
Threats: Invasive predators; habitat loss

Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii)
Status/Trend/Population (2008): Near Threatened Stable Arrow 800 mature individuals
Threats: Though many Little Spotted Kiwi have been transplanted to predator-free islands as part of conservation efforts, they are still susceptible to accidental and deliberate introduction of predators

Okarito Kiwi (Apteryx rowi)
Status/Trend/Population (2009): Critically Endangered teeny bouncing blue question mark 300 individuals
Threats: Invasive predators; habitat fragmentation; vulnerable to immediate extinction in the face of unpredictable events; slow rate of reproduction

Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis)
Threats: Invasive predators
South Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis australis)
Status/Trend/Population (2008): Vulnerable Down Arrow on South Island; 7,000 individuals / Up Arrow on Haast island; 300 individuals

Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis lawryi)
Status/Trend/Population (2008): Vulnerable Stable Arrow 20,000 individuals

North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) (Pictured)
Status/Trend/Population: Endangered Down Arrow 35,000 individuals, needs confirmation
Threats: Invasive predators; habitat fragmentation




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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a New Zealander, and let's just say that not all of us are so very anti-stoat.
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when was wanting to save the kiwi considered "anti-stoat?" Stoats don't even belong there, so what's the big deal?
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stoats are superior to kiwi in very way. We must let them rule New Zealand like the gods they are.
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're invasive, useless rats that need to be extirpated. End of story.
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are second only to mankind in greatness. Worship the Stoat! The Stoat is god!
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:unimpressed:
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Silverwolfumbre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
What cute little creatures. We need to stop wasting money on those damn red wolves and use them for the kiwis and other endangered creatures!
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Cynpai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, considering "red wolves" are in North America, and Kiwis are in New Zealand, I don't think you have to worry about where your money is going, lol.
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Silverwolfumbre Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
True XD.
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Wordsarecool Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
As harsh as this may sound, New Zealands current tactics for keeping kiwis from becoming extinct in the wild are not acceptable.

Kiwis are so prone to be killed by stoats and etc, because they never had to deal with land-based predators and never evolved to be resistant to them. New Zealands's solution of erradicating or otherwise aggressively combating the invasive predator population (that never chose to be there in the first place) is just mass killing a bunch of animals in order to prevent another animal from being killed en masse, simply because the bird never evolved to the point were it was safer from them.

Absolutely rediculous..

Just let nature run it's course.
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