Gutter water likely giving Tui lead poisoning

An influx of native tui with lead poisoning is likely coming from gutter water in Wellington. The Zoo’s animal hospital – The Nest – is seeing an increase in Tui birds with lead toxicity. A senior vet from the Nest, Baukje Lenting, joins us now to talk about how the nectar eating birds are getting a heavy metal in their system.

Gutter water likely giving Tui lead poisoning
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