Our "Adopt a Kiwi House Critter" Program

How can YOU help?Kiwi House Critter Gang

  • Support your favorite 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:

Bird and Reptile adoption cost – NZD $100 per year, per species
Great Spotted Kiwi
Great Spotted Kiwi
Brown Kiwi
Brown Kiwi
Kea - NZ's native parrot
Morepork - NZ's native owl
Apteryx haastii Apteryx mantelli Nestor notabilis Ninox novaeseelandiae
New Zealand native mountain parrot New Zealand native owl
Red-Crowned Kakariki - NZ's native parakeetRed-crowned Kakariki Tuatara
Kereru - NZ's native wood pigeon
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae Sphenodon punctatus Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
New Zealand native parakeet   New Zealand native wood pigeon  

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

For the Adoptee...

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.

Collect the whole set!
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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