Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Kiwi Wonderings

After our trip to Mt Bruce, we had lots of questions about kiwis. Listen to our wonderings on this short movie clip - can you help us with any of our questions? Do you know any experts who could help us?

Jorja had a great idea - she said "we can google it!!" We might do that if no-one can help us with our questions. We also thought we could look in our books that we have about kiwis. What great inquirers we have in the Leap Frogs.


  1. I, too, wondered if Kiwis can see in the dark but then I thought perhaps theu use torches. But then how would they hold them with no hands? Then I thought maybe they used miners hats with lamps built in on the front. Wouldn't that be neat - to see a Kiwi in a hat! And if they didn't have tongues how would they lick ice-blocks?

  2. Hi Leap Frogs, what interesting questions about KIwi you have. Have you found any answers yet? Have you found any experts to ask yet? See you on Thursday :)

  3. Hello to all my friends at Russell Street School. You have created some AWESOME artwork of kiwi and asked some super duper smart questions. My rangers were REALLY impressed and had to scratch their heads about one or two of them. Here are the answers: (and by the way, I am in the kiwi house now so you can see me when you come will come back......right?

    To clear my nostrils if dirt gets in I will shake my beak or snort to get rid of it.

    When I find a fat, juicy worm I will put it in the tip of my beak and throw my beak back and jiggle to manoeuvre the worm into my mouth

    I have a short triangular tongue. Funny eh?

    We don't very good eyesight and so we use our whiskers and sense of smell a lot to help us in the dark

    Our eyes do not glow in the dark (but it would be cool if we did

    Our ears are in proportion with the size of head so they are not so little..... and our sense of smell and hearing are heightened due to our poor eyesight

    I went to Wellington Zoo because two of the stones I swallowed got stuck so a really neat doctor (who normally looks after humans) blasted the big stone with a special blaster thing and so it broke in two and then they removed it. If you go to you can view the procedure.

    Birds often swallow small stones to help us digest our food. We have no teeth so can't chew so the small stones help with that.

    Thank you for being so interested and really smart with your questions. I think you have really cool teachers who get you think and find out wonderful things.....I love that.

  4. WOW! You got answers to your questions from Manukura....I guess he would be an expert! The answers are very interesting. I didn't know that Kiwi had triangular tongues....I wonder if any other animals have triangular tongues? Have a super day and I'll see you tomorrow! Hope you having your sewing hats on :)