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.
Made from colourful faux fur. Has funky dangling legs so it can sit or it is soft enough for cuddling. New Zealand made
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 declining due to drainage and reclamation of their former wetland habitats. Purchase of this product supports a NZ conservation project.
Suitable ages : 2- 6 years
Size : 400mm standing , 280mm head to tail, 120mm wide