ROTORUA, New Zealand – Prince Harry and wife Meghan have examined the navel, nostrils and whiskers of New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird and named two small chicks on the last day of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a Kiwi hotbed in Rotorua on Wednesday and learned about the endangered bird breeding program, which is considered a national icon.
They gave the three-day-old kiwi chick indigenous Maori names: "Koha" means "gift" and "Tihei" means "sneeze", from the Maori: "Tihei Mauri Ora" means "sneeze of life" or the right to speak. The names were gender neutral, as their genders have not yet been identified.
The couple also visited a Maori meeting site or "Marae" and made a public tour.
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