# Friday, January 06, 2012

article-2078989-0F47B34300000578-830_634x417This white kiwi was recently hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, New Zealand. The bird is white because both of its parents are thought to have carried a recessive white gene which caused its pure white feathers. Although rare, this is the second white kiwi to be hatched at New Zealand’s national wildlife centre, with the first being hatched in May. The birds usually have a brown plumage.