Pukeko Native Bird SOFT TOY
This colourful, cheeky bird is inspired by New Zealand's own swamp hen, the 'Pukeko'. This bird has become widespread throughout New Zealand with the development of farming, It is commonly seen foraging on urban and rural grasslands.
Pukekos breed in communal family groups that may reach large numbers. With their breeding capacity and vegetarian diet, the pukeko is seen as a pest by some agriculturalists.
However, conservationists are concerned that in some districts numbers are delining due to drainage and reclamation of their former wetland habitats. Purchase of this product supports a NZ conservation project.
Suitable ages : 2- 6 years