Did you know that snails lay eggs?
These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known to move a whole 10 metres in two weeks.
Giant snails like the kauri snail were originally widespread in Northland, however many of them have become endangered or threatened since human settlement. They are now only found in small parts of Northland and some offshore islands.
Find out more about these snails and how you can help protect them on our website.