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Tokoeka are the largest of the kiwi, with males weighing up to 3.3 kg and females up to 4.2 kg. They have soft, brown feathers streaked with black and reddish brown, long pale bills, short legs and toes, and no tail. They are nocturnal, except on Stewart Island where they sometimes forage during the day. They have a keen sense of smell and use their bills to probe the ground for invertebrates, such as worms, beetles, cicadas and moths. They also eat some fallen fruit and leaves.

Tokoeka have distinctive calls that they use to communicate with their mates and to mark their territories. The male gives a high-pitched ascending whistle repeated 15-25 times, while the female gives a lower-pitched hoarse cry repeated 10-20 times.

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Wildlands Network with Ron Sutherland
Wildlands Network with Ron Sutherland

Wildlands Network's Chief Scientist, Ron Sutherland, discusses the importance of rewilding efforts and their vision of continental wildways.

Wildlands Network's Chief Scientist, Ron Sutherland, discusses the importance of rewilding efforts and their vision of continental wildways to promote wildlife conservation in North America. Rewilding, a concept rooted in letting nature reclaim its territory, emphasizes the need to reintroduce keystone species to restore ecological balance. Ron explains how rewilding helps to manage ecosystems more efficiently and highlights the case of Yellowstone's wolf reintroduction, which led to a cascade of positive ecological effects.

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In a study posted last year, it was found that trophy hunters killed one animal every THREE minutes over the last decade.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reported we have a decade left to help turn back the clock on preventing even larger scale climate disasters and rewilding of endangered species like the elephant and wolf can help promote healthier ecosystems which results in a healthier planet for you and me.

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In the news

World Animal News
  • Miami-Dade puts Seaquarium on notice: 45 days to make fixes cited in federal report
  • Mosquitoes are driving these birds to extinction. With only 5 left in the wild, scientists are racing to save the species
  • University of Galway Rehomes Lab-Bred Rabbits, Sparking Animal Testing Debate
  • Legal challenge to anti-whistleblower law begins October 30
  • Orca at Moskvarium, Due to Give Birth in December
  • Is Aussie icon the koala next on the extinction list?

Did you know?

Saltwater crocodile
  • The saltwater crocodile can grow up to 6.5 m (21 ft) long.
  • The spitting cobra can propel its venom up to 3 m (10 ft) into the eyes of prey.
  • The big-headed turtles head is so big it cannot pull it inside its shell.
  • Geckos can walk upside down along ceilings with footpads that have hair-like structures that form a sticky pad.
  • The Aldabra giant tortoise can be 1.1m (3½ ft) long and weigh 250kg (550 lb).
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