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The north island brown kiwi is the second most common of all five species of kiwi bird, and is widespread throughout the northern two thirds of New Zealand’s north island.  They are also the only species of kiwi to be widely found in zoos across the world.  This does not mean, however, that they are common; introduced mammalian predators such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and foxes have wrecked havoc on wild kiwi populations.  Predation is so hi, in fact, that it is estimated only 5% of wild kiwi chicks in un-monitored areas survive to adulthood.

So I was filtering through twitter and was really confused by this:

It just didn’t seem real. Did everyone get put in the box?

Yes. Yes they did.


I couldn’t stop laughing at how many people got shoved into the box.

There’s a 3 minute video how what happened at the bottom of the sbnation link here.

When the wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, they quickly restored the equilibrium of the ecosystem. 

From the TED-Ed Lesson From the top of the food chain down: Rewilding our world - George Monbiot

Animation by Avi Ofer