24 May 2023

Multiple apologies from Miami Zoo after mistreatment of kiwi

From Checkpoint, 5:56 pm on 24 May 2023

The outrage at how Paora the kiwi was treated at an American zoo seems to have abated now the bird has been removed from public view.

Video posted to social media showed the nocturnal bird being placed under bright lights and roughly handled during $40 "Kiwi Encounters" at Zoo Miami.

The furore led to the zoo issuing multiple apologies for its mishandling of the New Zealand icon.

Our reporter Emma Stanford has the story.