Monday, 10 July 2017

Day #3: Wild Eyes : Activity 1

Day #3: Wild Eyes
You have now woken up after a long, comfortable sleep at your hotel in Dargaville. You’re ready for another day of adventuring! Today, you will drive around the North island and be introduced to amazing animals that live here in New Zealand. Some are native and some are non-native. Native animals are animals that normally live in New Zealand. Non-native animals are animals that were brought into New Zealand from another country. Examples of native New Zealand animals are the kakapo, the kiwi, the kea parrot, the yellow eyed penguin and the pekapeka bat.

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Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.

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My bird that I have chosen to adopt is a Red Crowned Kakariki, when I first saw it's image, I thought it was very alluring because of its body characteristics! 


Mrs Tofa said...

Your bird of choice looks so cute Aaliyahna. I see you spent some time in Dargaville. When we were driving to Tane Mahuta we saw some road signs leading to Dargaville but we did not go that far. Just a bit of a question about your tour guide. So I see your tour guide is Curious Kiwi is he nocturnal? How much of your sight seeing is done in broad daylight? Just being a curious Mrs Tofa :)

daniel said...

Hi Aaliyahna
The Red Crowed Kakariki looks like a wonderfully colored bird. The mixture of red, green and blue makes it a very beautiful bird. Keep up the amazing work.

Luisa said...

Great choice of adopting the Kakariki!. It's a very vibrant coloured bird. I honestly think I saw two kakariki birds outside my window!. I'm not joking!. Keep it up!.

Kind regards,

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