HomeHealth"Miami Zoo Refrains from Kiwi Encounters Amid Backlash from New Zealanders".

Miami Zoo Refrains from Kiwi Encounters Amid Backlash from New Zealanders.

US Zoo Apologizes Over Treatment of Kiwi

The Miami Zoo is facing backlash from New Zealanders after a video of zookeepers handling their national icon, the kiwi bird, went viral. The video showed the bird being passed around for selfies in bright fluorescent lighting, which angered New Zealanders who launched a petition to support the “mistreated” animal. Miami Zoo’s communications director, Ron Magill, has since apologized and confirmed the attraction featuring the kiwi bird had been cancelled.

Poor Treatment of Kiwi Sparks Fury Among New Zealanders

The footage of Miami Zoo’s mistreatment of the kiwi bird sparked outrage among New Zealanders who consider the bird to be a taonga species. The handling of the kiwi bird violated the best practice manual for these animals, which states that they shouldn’t be taken out of their burrow or handled in public. The kiwi is a shy, nocturnal animal that should be kept in dark enclosures that mimic their natural environment.

  "Liverpool Insists on Buy-Back Clause for Tottenham Target"

Zoo Cancels Attraction Featuring the Kiwi Bird

Miami Zoo’s communications director confirmed that the attraction featuring the kiwi bird had been cancelled in response to the backlash from New Zealanders. Ron Magill also announced that the zoo will be taking steps to ensure the animals in their care receive appropriate treatment and that the incident will not be repeated. Despite the controversary, the kiwi bird in Miami Zoo was reported to be healthy and well.

New Zealand Prime Minister Weighs In

New Zealand prime minister Chris Hipkins commented on the incident, stating that it “shows a lot of Kiwis take pride in our national bird when they’re overseas.” He thanked the Miami Zoo for taking the situation seriously and making public statements of regret. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation will be discussing the handling and housing of the kiwi bird with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums to address concerns raised by the incident.
Source: nypost.com

  "Why Hunter Biden has avoided legal consequences: Officials' interference in the case."
News Desk
News Desk
Alaska Commons is a leading source of accurate and unbiased news. we have a team of experienced journalists who provide in-depth coverage of breaking news, politics, business, entertainment, and more. The website is known for its commitment to journalistic integrity and for providing a fresh perspective on important issues. It also aims to keep its audience informed and updated with the latest happenings around the world.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments