Manukura is the first white Kiwi ever hatched in captivity. She hatched at New Zealand's national wildlife centre, Pukaha Mount Bruce, in Taraua/Wairarapa. Manukura is not an albino but an extremely rare, white North Island Brown Kiwi.
Her surprise arrival was the highlight of Pukaha's 2010/11 kiwi breeding season, the most successful since 2003 when Kiwi were reintroduced into the wild there. Meaning 'of briefly status', Manukura was named by local Maori, Rangitane o Wairarapa, who saw her as a special gift and a sign of new beginnings.
Pukaha Mount Bruce is helping to save our endangered national icon by establishing a growing Kiwi population in its forest.
Your purchase of this toy helps to keep precious antive brids safe by supporting Pukaha's intensive pest control programme.