Story: Northland region

Kiwi killed by a dog

Kiwi killed by a dog

Other animals threaten Northland’s population of the flightless kiwi. Between 1990 and 1995, dogs caused 70% of the kiwi deaths reported in the region. Programmes to control cats, dogs, stoats and other predators, and to reintroduce kiwi to suitable areas, aim to boost kiwi numbers.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Natural environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015