The New Zealand wood pigeon is a large endemic bird also known in Te Reo Māori as the kererū, or kūkupa and kūku in Northland. 

The New Zealand wood pigeon is a large endemic bird also known in Te Reo Māori as the kererū, or kūkupa and kūku in Northland.

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In Te Wao Nui, our sanctuary for native New Zealand species, we have three kererū in our Forest aviary – Rui, Rata and Tawa.

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Watch our video with bird keeper Nat below, as she introduces our kererū and explains what is so special about them.

 

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