As the smallest kiwi, little spotted kiwi were extremely vulnerable to predators. They have survived only because they have been transferred to offshore islands. This chick, nicknamed Meatsafe, is on Kāpiti Island, where the largest population lives.
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Photograph by J. N. Jolly
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