Kea and Tuatara - Otorohanga Kiwi House

Our "Adopt a Kiwi House Critter" Program

How can YOU help?

Adopt a Critter - Otorohanga Kiwi House


  • Support your favourite bird or reptile at the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park with our 'Adopt a Kiwi House Critter' Program.

  • For NZ$100 a year you can choose to adopt one of our native birds or reptiles and help us provide the special care they need in our breeding programs and conservation efforts.

  • Our animals receive the best and most nutritious food, medical care and attention. Your adoption sponsorship helps us make the Park a great place for the birds, reptiles and people who visit. (Because we are a 'not-for-profit' organization every cent we earn goes back into the conservation work of the Otorohanga Kiwi House.)


(Adoption confers no legal ownership. The birds and reptiles in the Park are held under licence for the Department of Conservation.)


Critters Available For Adoption

Adopt a Great Spotted Kiwi - Otorohanga Kiwi House

Great Spotted Kiwi
(Apteryx haastii)

Adopt a Brown Kiwi  - Otorohanga Kiwi House

Brown Kiwi
(Apteryx mantelli)

Adopt a Kea  - Otorohanga Kiwi House

(Nestor notabilis)
New Zealand native mountain parrot

Adopt a Morepork  - Otorohanga Kiwi House

(Ninox novaeseelandiae)
New Zealand native owl

Adopt a Red Crowned Kakariki - Otorohanga Kiwi House

Red-crowned Kakariki
(Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae)
New Zealand native parakeet

Adopt a Tuatara - Otorohanga Kiwi House

(Sphenodon punctatus)

Adopt a Kereru - Otorohanga Kiwi House

(Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)
New Zealand native wood pigeon



Why not adopt a different animal each year and collect your own "Kiwi House Critter" zoo?

As a Kiwi House Adoptee, you will receive:


  • An official Adoption Certificate naming you and your adopted 'Critter'

  • A cute soft toy of your chosen 'Critter'

  • One FREE Admission Pass to view your adopted bird or reptile (pass valid for 12 months)

  • A bio of the bird or reptile you have adopted

  • An Adoption Right of Renewal at the end of each 12 month period. (You will receive a renewal notice one month before the expiry of your annual adoption sponsorship. You might like to adopt a different 'Critter' for your zoo!)

  • A New Zealand tax deduction for your contribution – the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is a Charitable Society.

Critter Plush Toys - Otorohanga Kiwi House


Please take this opportunity to help us in the vital task of conserving our native New Zealand wildlife


How do I adopt a Kiwi House Critter?

Choose the bird or reptile that you wish to adopt, download and print the PDF document below, complete the form and mail with your cheque or credit card details to:


Otorohanga Zoological Society Inc.
PO Box 222
Otorohanga 3940
New Zealand


click here for the ‘Adopt A Kiwi House Critter’ application form


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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
20 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900
New Zealand

38°10’45.4”S  175°12’48.3”E

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