The 2023/24 hatching season has officially started at the Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow, with the arrival of four kiwi eggs.
Two eggs came from a kiwi known as “Blew” in the Kaweka Ranges, and two are from a kiwi known as “Plummet” from Maungataniwha.
When eggs first arrive at the Burrow, our kiwi keepers ‘candle’ the eggs by shining a torch into the shell. This tells them what’s going on inside. Check out the beautiful sketch kiwi keeper Kelsi has drawn of one of the eggs. This will help the keepers track the development of the egg until it hatches.
Time will tell when these beauties will hatch, but it’s safe to say that the team at the Burrow is happy to be busy.
Bring on more eggs – and chicks!