The kiwi bird is one of the most unusual birds you will probably get to see. This comes from the fact that it is a small exemplar, with very intricate and original features as opposed to other bird species. For its unique looks and characteristics, as well as for the fact that New Zealand is the major area in which it lives, the kiwi bird has become a national symbol. The New Zealanders are very proud of their legacy in relation to the kiwi bird and they render it on numerous occasions. Unfortunately, it has been noted that some of the kiwi bird species that inhabit the region are endangered and may become extinct. The researches have shown over the years that there are five main types of the kiwi bird, as follows: the Great Spotted Kiwi, the Little Spotted Kiwi, the Okarito Brown Kiwi, the Southern Brown Kiwi and the North Island Brown Kiwi. All these species have been submitted to threats due to human interference in their habitat and to other known predators.
As these small birds are the symbols of an entire nation, numerous actions have been considered over the course of the years in order to protect and save the species. However, these actions have not been carried out successfully all the time. Luckily, some of the kiwi bird species are hosted in zoos and in preservation areas, where their safety is ensured and the predators do not have access to them. On the other hand, in the wild parts of the country, the evolution or the involution of the species cannot be controlled, but just monitored as much as possible. The kiwi bird species that are kept in preserved areas and natural parks are the ones supposed to perpetuate the exemplars and to keep this tinny national symbol alive. The actions of humans have been turned in the past few years from aggressive damages done to the environment to conservation and safe keeping. Therefore, even the kiwi bird species have entered under the protection of numerous organizations and institutions, which fight for the little birds.