Kiwi fruit

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Kiwi fruit

  1. 1. KiwiFruitand bird<br />Kiwi fruit came to New Zealand from China.<br />Kiwi is New Zealand’s national bird. <br />
  2. 2. The kiwifruit, often shortened to kiwi in many parts of the world, is the yummy berry of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinide deliciousand hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinide.<br />
  3. 3. Kiwifruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavour.<br />
  4. 4. Kiwi fruit was once called Chinese gooseberry.<br />
  5. 5. The Kiwi<br />
  6. 6. Fact 1<br />The Kiwi is a strange bird, in fact when the first English explorers described it to people in England, they were not believed. A live one had to be taken to England before people would believe such a weird bird existed.<br />
  7. 7. Fact 2<br />The Kiwi cannot fly, and lives in burrows on the ground.<br />Its diet is mainly worms, spiders, bugs, grubs and fruit. <br />Kiwi's mate for life, some have been together for 30 years.<br />A Kiwi's egg is large compared with the size of its body (An egg averages 20% of the females weight, compared to 2% for an Ostrich).<br />
  8. 8. Fact 3<br />The female is larger than the male. In some varieties the males are the ones that sit on the egg.<br />It is the only known bird to have external nostrils at the end of its beak, and one of the few birds to have a good sense of smell. <br />
  9. 9. Fact 4<br />The habitat of kiwi bird has been destroyed my men after building a lot and the effects are devastating for other animals, too, not only the kiwi bird. The kiwi birds has the disadvantage that does not fly, so many people catch them and then sell them. <br />
  10. 10. Fact 5<br />The Kiwi is the smallest member of the family of birds called ratites. This group includes some of the worlds biggest birds like the Emu, Ostrich, as well the extinct Moa and the Elephant Birds of Madagascar.<br />
  11. 11. Fact 6<br />Kiwi has very strong legs for burrowing and ripping apart rotten logs.<br />
  12. 12. Thank you for watching our power point from Phoenix and Alec<br />

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