Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .
Kea (Nestor notabilis) Well-known as highly intelligent and curious parrots, kea are quick to explore their environment, which may be an important behavioral trait in the harsh climate of New Zealand’s high country.
thekimonogallery: Rare photo of true samurai, circa Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.