Rowi, Okarito Kiwi

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Franz Josef Glacier School students are lucky to live near a

kiwi sanctuary!

Rowi (Okarito Brown Kiwi) are New Zealandís rarest kiwi, with an estimated 300 surviving in just one place - South Okarito Forest, here in South Westland.

We have only recently begun to learn about this special bird, and much of their lifestyle remains a mystery.

Do you know where Franz Josef is?


        Can you spot Franz Josef on this map?

      Rowi live near here in the Okarito forest.