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Baby Animal Profile: Whetu, The Kiwi Chick

Whetu, an almost 4-month-old brown kiwi at the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, is the first female born to her parents. She enjoys staying up all night, eating worms and burrowing.
Wesley Bailey holding Whetu. Source: Roshan Patel

The past few months have been a whirlwind for kiwi chick Whetu, pronounced FEH-too. Just hatched July 30, Whetu before she could breathe air outside her eggshell. She's the youngest of the brown kiwi family at the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute - a sister facility to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Though

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