Bulford Kiwi

Kiwis in England? No, just a large carving of one cut out of this chalk hillside on the slope of Beacon Hill, Wiltshire. The kiwi was created in 1919 by the New Zealand soldiers who stayed here awaiting ships to take them home after World War I. After riots began breaking out among the men, the officers put them to work creating this giant kiwi and the letters “NZ” – basically just to keep them busy. The enormous kiwi’s beak is 46 meters long, and its body is 6100 square meters. During World War II, the giant bird…

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