Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham to present wildlife show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2017
Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham have agreed to reunite for a new online wildlife show on the endangered kiwi bird

Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham will reunite for a one-off online wildlife show.

The 'Really Wild Show' presenters - who regularly host 'Springwatch' together but haven't fronted the CBBC series since it was axed in 2006 - have agreed to head to New Zealand for a an exciting one-off special called 'The Kiwi Wild Show'.

The programme will follow the blonde beauty as she works alongside the charity organisation Kiwis For Kiwi, which aims to preserve and protect the species in New Zealand, to help raise awareness of the endangered kiwi bird.

She said: "It's very exciting to co-host the 'Kiwi Wild Show' with Chris as it's an incredible opportunity to highlight the amazing work that the charity, Kiwis for Kiwi does to rescue and protect this endangered, quirky, lovable bird. It's a fact that without help, the kiwi could become extinct in our lifetime and we simply can't let that happen. We have the chance to act now, and make sure the kiwi isn't resigned to the history books."

Viewers will also get to watch Michaela as she follows the Operation Nest Egg - an egg rescue mission to deliver eggs to an incubation centre.

Once the eggs hatch, the baby birds are then released into a crèche to grow stronger until they reach adult size and strong enough to be released back into the wild.

Conservation crusader Chris explained: "Upon learning we've lost 99 per cent of the population of this intelligent and adventurous bird in just 80 years, made me realise it's a race against time to protect these astonishing birds. Who wants to live in a world without the kiwi bird? Not me, that's for sure.

"'The Kiwi Wild Show' offers a platform to educate everyone, from all over the world on how one of the most unusual birds on this planet is on the brink of extinction and what's more, how we can all take small steps to help preserve these wonderful creatures."

'The Kiwi Wild Show' will be filmed on Friday September 15.

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