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In 1910 one story caught the imagination of the United States – a tale of an Iowa man who lost sight in one eye after his prize-winning duck exploded. As we enter a summer of duck feeding it serves as precautionary tale for New Zealand.
When you’re young the school holidays can seem to stretch out forever – for better and for worse. It’s true too for parents, with the kids sometimes needing an inspiring journey to alleviate boredom. Make sure they’re a ‘box of birds’ with a quest out into one of New Zealand’s many, many incredible wildlife adventures.
Despite sharing the $10 note with the illustrious Kate Sheppard, few people recognise this unique duck as one of our own. Endemic to New Zealand, the whio is one of only four duck species in the world that live in fast-flowing water.