(Not So) Fun Fact: When Cats Devoured Flightless Birds in New Zealand

Fun facts about new Zealand

The Stephens Island Wren was a flightless bird that (in modern times) was found only on a small island in New Zealand. Around the year 1900, they all perished when cats were introduced to the island. A popular (but false) story is that all the birds were eaten by a cat named Tibbles, who belonged to the Lighthouse keeper.

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