We are proud to sponsor the Whinray Charitable Trust

The Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust was formed in 2002 to increase brown kiwi numbers in the Gisbourne East Coast area of the North Island. Raukumara Red Venison supports the excellent work that the Trust is doing by donating Trust monthly.
To see more about Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust and their work, click here.

 

Raukumara Red's Adam Finalyson releases Toa the Kiwi into the Wild, with Whinray Ecological Chartiable Trust

 
We were lucky enough to be invited to the release of two chicks from the Trust’s kiwi crèche into the wild - an exciting and moving experience to be a part of. Adam Finlayson, Partner in Raukumara Red, got to release Toa, whose name means "Warrior".

Toa had begun to hatch when removed from the burrow as an egg. He was mal-positioned in his egg and unable to hatch without assistance and if left in the bush would have died. Toa is now 6 months old and is a true warrior. He has a fighting attitude, is not scared to take anyone on and has some awesome ninja moves where he will come at you both legs flying! We are awaiting DNA testing from Toa's feather samples to determine gender.

Toa was released alongside another chick, Rixon, a 5 month old female. She too was mal-positioned in her egg and needed assistance to hatch. Rixon is a placid wee girl, with a typical East Coast laid back no worries attitude and has been an awesome chick to work with. She will happily dose off to sleep during transmitter attachment.

Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi.
Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi - checking the tags
Raukumara Red hands over a check to Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust to help them continue their work helping save the New Zealand Brown Kiwi
Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi - Children getting up close with the NZ Brown Kiwi
Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi - preparing to release Brown Kiwi back into the wild.
Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi - gathering round to farewell the Brown Kiwi release into the wild.
Raukumara Red, active sponsors of Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust, helping save the endagered New Zealand Kiwi - Releasing kiwi into the Kiwi Conservation zone

 


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