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Black Stilt breeding centre damaged by snow

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Chlidonias, 24 Jun 2015.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Two out of the three breeding aviaries at the Black Stilt breeding centre at Twizel in inland Canterbury have collapsed under heavy snow in near-record low temperatures of -20°C. The lowest recorded temperature in New Zealand is -25.6°C in 1903.

    Heavy snow causes black stilt aviary collapse: Media release 23 June 2015
     
  2. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh dear, that is unfortunate. I heard it was pretty cold down there. I like how some of the birds aren't missing, because they've been "seen".