Rare white kiwi action

The New Zealand Pukaha Wildlife Centre recently announced the birth of a prosh, rare white kiwi. Due to recessive genes, very few kiwis look this faaaaaaaabulous!!! [singsong] Check it:

Sender-Inner Kristina B. says this chick is “a-stupid cute”. Yes. Manukura – the little white kiwi. is by Mike H.


  1. Fird Birfle says:

    *patiently waits for a Dvid Attenborough special program*

  2. IMpatiently for sure:)

  3. Betsey Gardstein says:

    OMG! Something I submitted to cuteoverload finally got posted!!! :o)

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    Congrats & thanks for sharing it with CO & us!!! :)

  5. aww, it looks so sad and pensive :(

  6. Ali-baba says:

    Exxxxxcellllent! (or should that be egggggscellent?!) ;-)

  7. Not anymore, it shouldn’t!

    /He used to be eggggggcelent, but then he hatched. Now he’s just Exxxxxcellent!

  8. Aw. I love the sleepiness at the end when the beak is the only thing that prevents him from falling completely over. So cute.

  9. Good on ya, Mount Bruce!

  10. freakymysty says:

    I don’t know why but the white kiwi just seems so sad in the picture and in the video :(. Aside from that, it looks so cute and I bet it’s super soft.

  11. Well, Kiwi’s are nocturnal, so he’s probably feeling a little dazed and sleepsy…

  12. Mother Nature is full of wonders. She can give us tsunamis and tornadoes but then she can turn around and gives us a withe kiwi bird. :-)

  13. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    You said “withe.” *snerk*

  14. 260Oakley says:

    Blanche DuBird relies on the kindness of strangers.

  15. siorghra says:

    OMG look at the beeg feets!

  16. anonymoose says:

    He’s going to be Big Bird when he grows up!

  17. Wow, I remember living in NZ a couple of years ago and never seeing a ‘white’ Kiwi. Cool beans!

    With Love and Gratitude,


  18. JamieMS says:

    It’s a chocobo!


  19. Love the waddle! Love the feet! Love the little black eyes! Love the beak! Love the white feathers! Love the widdle kiwi!

  20. Soooo cute and prosh! But I always get so sad when I see kiwis now thanks to that dang animated short. Sigh.

  21. Space Cowgirl says:

    I want one.

  22. tracylee says:

    oh the agony of de feetsies!

  23. Bridget says:

    Kiwis are so adorable! I really think they should be featured more often on Cute Overload. I loves them so much!!!!


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