Join wildlife photographer Joel Sartore and field ranger Tracey Dearlove in a New Zealand forest as they collect an egg from the nest of an endangered rowi kiwi, in this video from RARE—Creatures of the Photo Ark. Egg collecting is an important strategy in a species conservation program that aims to restore the rowi population. Once an egg has been carefully packed for transport to a hatch site, the hatchling will be taken to a predator-free island to grow until it’s mature enough to defend itself and return to its native forest. If it weren’t for the conservation program, it is likely the rowi would go extinct. This resource is part of the RARE–Creatures of the Photo Ark Collection.
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