Anzac the Brown kiwi
Soon after Anzac's mom Shawny laid the egg, his dad Nic decided he didn't want to incubate the egg.
Our kiwi husbandry officers removed the egg and placed it into one of our incubators.
During the time the egg is in the incubator, which in this case could be up to eighty days, our keepers will turn the egg four times a day, this is to ensure the nutrients are evenly distributed inside the egg. The egg is only turned to 90 degrees and then back to the centre each day.
The egg is candled twice a week. This enables us to see the development of the embryo and to check that there are no problems during the development.
Embryo at 24 days