New Zealand fights to save its flightless national bird

Wild kiwi birds have returned to Wellington’s hills after a century-long absence. Invasive predators had nearly decimated the population of native birds in New Zealand, but more than 90 community initiatives working nationwide have brought the population back. The Capital Kiwi Project, a charitable trust, laid 4,500 traps and released kiwi birds last November after “blitzing” stoats. The goal is to release 250 birds over the next five years to establish a large wild kiwi population.