Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey - Wild Eyes - More pork

Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
The animal I have choose to adopt is the More pork. More pork which is also called Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl discovered throughout in New Zealand and Tasmanian. Did you know that female More pork's are bigger than the males. Female More pork weights about 175 g. Not many people know that More pork's Maori name is called ruru. Are you aware that More pork's mostly eat a variety of food but are mainly eating large insects like weta, huhu beetles, moths and cicadas.


  1. Hello Ofa, I really like the details of your statement because they are very persuasive and are very clear. I really enjoyed reading your blog post about More Pork's. Good luck to you.

  2. Hey Ofa
    I didn't know any of those facts about the More Pork's - in fact, I didn't even know they existed! What a fantastic animal to pick to adopt. Keep up the fabulous work!

  3. Hi Ofa. You have introduced a new animal to me, in fact an interesting one. You have been doing really well with the Winter Learning Journey activities, keep it up.

  4. Hello Ofa, you have provided some great information about More Pork's. I didn't know that female More Pork's are larger than males. Remember the names have a capital letter at the beginning. Keep it up.