White kiwi undergoes surgery
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:47p.m.
The world's only white kiwi has this morning been undergoing an endoscopy at Wellington Zoo, after eating stones too large to pass through its digestive tract.
Technically a brown kiwi., Manukura's colour is caused by a rare genetic mutation.
Vets are trying to remove the stones from the five-month-old's stomach using an endoscope and a hook.
The kiwi was taken to Wellington Zoo from Pukaha Mt Bruce wildlife centre after she went off her food earlier this week.
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