Edition: Australia  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Masking Tape Helps To Save Endangered Kiwi Chick

Duration: 00:59s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Masking Tape Helps To Save Endangered Kiwi ChickThe life of a developing kiwi chick was likely saved when a nature park employee in New Zealand repaired its punctured shell by using some masking tape to affix another shell on top of the damaged area. Eggs typically provide all the resources a baby bird needs to develop before hatching; however, damage to the shell can be life-threatening which is a situation one woman recently faced in New Zealand.  Claire Travers works at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park which runs a conservation program for endangered kiwi birds.  She and her team were recently given a developing kiwi egg with a noticeable puncture in it. Recognizing that the contents could become too dry without additional protection, Travers decided to try and mitigate the problem by affixing part of another shell over the damaged area with masking tape. She doubted the solution would work, but 11 days later, the kiwi chick, which has since been named Fissure, emerged alive.  

0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2016 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+