12 Days of ZooLights: Kiwi

12 Days of ZooLights

By Angel Mills
|  Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:44 PM EDT
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12 Days of ZooLights: Kiwi

Megan Murphy/National Zoo

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Haven't made it to the National Zoo this holiday season? Catch up on what you're missing with our 12 Days of Zoo Lights. From Nov. 23 to Jan. 1, the zoo is illuminated with a sparking light display featuring sculptures of many of the zoo’s most popular animals. We're sharing one with you each day.

Today's animal: Kiwi

ZooLight Debut: 2007

Number of lights used: 124

Habitat: Most kiwis are native to New Zealand and are found in bushes and farmlands.

At the zoo: The National Zoo has several brown kiwis at the Bird House. It's is the only place where kiwis can be found outside of New Zealand.

Bet you didn’t know... Kiwis have the largest egg-to-body ratio of any bird.

Day 9: Dec. 27: Lion

Day 8 (Dec. 26): Hummingbird

Day 7 (Dec. 25): Donkey

Day 6 (Dec. 24): Butterfly

Day 5 (Dec. 21): Crab

Day 4 (Dec. 20): Cow

Day 3 (Dec. 19): Flamingo

Day 2 (Dec. 18): Cheetah

Day 1 (Dec. 17): Komodo Dragon

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