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Flightless kiwi finds its way to Russia

Published time: May 09, 2011 16:31
Edited time: May 10, 2011 01:37

Russia's resort town of Sochi has welcomed an unusual tourist, as locals have found a kiwi living in the city's port.

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Kiwis normally live only in New Zealand and it remains unclear how an endangered flightless bird got to Russia.  

Experts say it may have arrived on a cruise ship, but Sochi's port authorities deny this. They say all cruise ships are subject to very strict controls.

Zoologists fear that the bird, not being used to the local climate, may die. They are now busy figuring out how to save it.

Today there are only 70,000 kiwis left in the world.

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