This Is What A Kiwi Looks Like When Pregnant.

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This Is What A Kiwi Looks Like When Pregnant.

It’s the bird that lays the largest eggs in relation to its body size. Their eggs can be up to 20% of their body weight. This is the equivalent of a 130 pound woman giving birth to a 26 pound baby!

And (horrifyingly) a female kiwi can lay up to 100 eggs in her lifetime.

The birds are about the same size as chickens, but scientists believe that the kiwi was once much larger and, while the bird shrank over time, its egg did not (it’s believed that they used to be 1.5 meters / 4.9 feet tall).

Get more info at:
http://www.kiwisforkiwi.org/…/kiwi-facts-char…/enormous-egg/

Image via:
http://shnook.deviantart.com/art/Kiwi-Egg-90809274

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