The kiwi is New Zealand's national icon but despite the fact that New Zealanders are known as 'KIWIS' most have never seen the bird in its native habitat or heard it.
It's unusual by bird standards being unable to fly and having hair like feathers. It is mainly nocturnal sniffing out food using nostrils located at the end of its long beak. The Great Spotted is the largest of all Kiwi and its egg is the largest of all birds relative to body size.
These Kiwi are highly aggressive and defend large territories against other Kiwi. They can live up to 15 years, residing in up to 50 maze like burrows withi their territory.