Rare white kiwi survives surgery
Manukura, the little white kiwi, is not an albino but a rare colour morph
Pukaha Mount Bruce, New Zealand's North Island wildlife centre, where Manukura lives, reported that the bird's heart slowed suddenly during the surgery giving the operating team "a bit of a scare".
But the little white bird pulled through and is recovering in isolation from other animals.
Kiwis, like other birds, swallow stones to help them digest their food. But Manukura, it seems, swallowed more than she could stomach.
Manukura, a North Island Brown Kiwi, is the 13th kiwi hatched in captivity at the centre this year.
Source: BBC News
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