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20 Facts About The Adorably Odd Kiwi Bird

Kiwi birds are vastly underrated. They are the cutest, most interesting bird out there and here's why

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8. Kiwi birds are nocturnal, preferring to forage at night.

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This guy is feeling it

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14. The Maori of New Zealand used to hunt Kiwi for their meat and soft feathers, but only when necessary because they believed Kiwi were protected by Tane Mahuta- God of the forest.

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18. Kiwi eggs are 65% yolk. This gives Kiwi chicks enough nutrients that they hatch fully feathered and independent.

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Cute but kinda gross!

19. The Kiwi bird's image is used in many parts of New Zealand culture, from coins to candy to their Air force logo. Yes, a flightless bird is the Air Force icon.

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20. The French railway company, SNCF, had a Kiwi themed discount card called the "Carte Kiwi". They made this rather terrifying commercial for it in the 80's.

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21. BONUS: This adorable animation about a Kiwi bird that wants to fly

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I cry everytime