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Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand & belonging to the rail family Pretty Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Crazy Bird, Big Bird, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, World Birds, Flightless Bird
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Discover unique animals you never knew existed.

Recently, the Borneo Toad was rediscovered after 87 years. Although certainly rare, the Borneo Toad is not the only animal to have been lost for years. In fact, it did not even have to wait the longest. Extinct And Endangered Animals, Endangered Species, Unusual Animals, Rare Animals, Odd Animals, Small Animals, Borneo, Flightless Bird, Rare Birds
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Ten extinct animals that have been rediscovered

Recently, the Borneo Toad was rediscovered after 87 years. Although certainly rare, the Borneo Toad is not the only animal to have been lost for years. In fact, it did not even have to wait the longest.

We all know ostriches, emus and penguins can't fly. But these flightless ducks, sea birds and parrots will make you do a double take.

12 Surprising Flightless Birds

We all know ostriches, emus, and penguins can't fly. But these flightless ducks, sea birds, and parrots will make you do a double-take.

New Zealand: Rare birds shot as cull goes wrong - Hunters have accidentally shot dead 4 critically endangered takahe birds after mistaking them for pukeko birds. Dept of Conservation confirmed hunters made deeply disappointing mistake despite being bri

New Zealand: Rare birds shot as cull goes wrong

Hunters mistake critically endangered takahe birds for another species.

The Takahē or South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family Pretty Birds, Beautiful Birds, Grassland Habitat, Flightless Bird, Rare Birds, All Gods Creatures, South Island, Colorful Birds, Science Nature
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Four Rare Takahes Killed in New Zealand: Inactive - In Defense of Animals

Once thought to be extinct, but found to still be alive in small numbers, the takahe is one of New Zealand's most beautiful flightless birds.

The World's 10 Most Unusual Flightless Birds ~ Takahē

The World’s 10 Most Unusual Flightless Birds

These birds have wings but won"t fly! Surprised -- then go scroll down the listto know more interesting facts about the world"s 10 most unusual flightless bird. Titicaca grebe photo link

At Zealandia eco-sanctuary in Wellington New Zealand, we saw critically endangered native species like tuatara and takahe thriving in their natural environment. Stupid Animals, Dangerous Animals, Cow Pictures, Travel Pictures, Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, New Zealand Wildlife, Wellington New Zealand, Farm Animals
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Critically endangered takahe at Zealandia on the North Island of New Zealand

Takahe - This mid-sized bird from New Zealand is a master of hide-and-seek. It was thought be extinct at the end of the Century, but its rediscovery in 1948 confirmed that it was still in existence. Takapes can live for up to 20 years. Birds That Cannot Fly, Diamonds In The Sky, Flightless Bird, Birds 2, Colorful Birds, Bird Species, Sounds Like, Beautiful Birds, New Zealand

Welcome To the Curious World of Birds That Can't Fly...

We tend to associate flight with birds, however for some, flying isn't a possibility. Here are 9 curious flightless birds from around the world.

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South Island takahe | New Zealand Birds Online

South Island Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) A related species, the North Island takahē (P. mantelli) or mōho is extinct and only known from skeletal remains. Teal Duck, Puffins Bird, Ostriches, Flightless Bird, Interesting Animals, Cardinal Birds, Exotic Birds, Animal Kingdom, Funny Animals

Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) A related species, the North Island takahē (P. mantelli) or mōho is extinct and only known from skeletal remains.

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January Fallow Deer, Guinea Fowl, January 2016, Predator, Color Mixing, Wildlife, Golf, Birds, Animals

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.

Hunters mistake critically endangered takahe birds for another species. Names Of Birds, Train Map, Europe Train, Flightless Bird, Rare Birds, Weird Creatures, Animal Welfare, Bird Species, Bird Watching

New Zealand: Rare birds shot as cull goes wrong

Hunters mistake critically endangered takahe birds for another species.

Takahe and chick on the Tiritiri Matangi Island

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Matariki & Hauhanga (takahe birds) released into the sanctuary July Fallow Deer, S Icon, Guinea Fowl, Safe Haven, Predator, Color Mixing, 30th, Wildlife, Birds

Matariki & Hauhanga (takahe birds) released into the sanctuary 30th July 2015.

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January Fallow Deer, S Icon, Guinea Fowl, Safe Haven, January 2016, Predator, Color Mixing, Wildlife, Golf

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.