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7 Short And Sweet Kiwi Bird Gifs For All You Kiwi Lovers Out There

In 2018, the Kiwi bird, native to New Zealand, officially moved from the endangered list to "vulnerable." They are incredibly elusive and difficult to capture on film but we gathered a few short gifs, just for you! 

Fun fact about the Kiwi bird, they lay really, really big eggs. We're talking huge, in comparison to the adult Kiwi. And their eggs can weigh up to 1 quarter of an adult kiwi bird's mass! Pretty wild!

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The White Island Volcano Eruption

The White Island Volcano, off of the coast of New Zealand, known as Whakaari, erupted on Monday December 9th. The tourism hotspot had a number of boats and tourists in the area, and unfortunately around 50 people were on the island at the time of the explosion. So far authorities confirmed 6 dead and 29 in intensive care with burns ranging from 40 to 95%. Rescue efforts are stymied as the volcano has shown signs that another eruption is imminent, and there a number of people still missing.  

Hospitals have ordered 1.2 million square kilometers of skin in order to make sure to have enough to treat the patients, and any additional patients that may be discovered. These are some glimpses of the explosion and aftermath.

White Island Volcano Whakaari in New Zealand erupted with dozens of tourists still in the crater and a number still unaccounted for
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