This Mother’s Day we pay tribute to New Zealand mums ensuring the survival of our native species. Here’s some of our favourite photos…
Today mums, we salute you!
A mother and newly born sea lion pup in Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, Auckland Islands. Photo: Andrew Maloney.
Hector’s dolphin mother and calf, Haylock’s Bay, Banks Peninsula. Photo: Alistair Hutt.
A family of whio/blue duck in Tongariro National Park. Photo: Tyronne Smith.
Feeding time for a takahe and chick at Wairakei Sanctuary. Photo: Sian Moffitt
The Royal Cam northern royal albatross chick and parent at Taiaroa Head, Otago.
A mother paradise duck and young. Photo: Bernard Spragg (CC BY 2.0)
Feeding time from mum for this Australasian gannet chick. Photo: © Janice McKenna
Kākāpō mum Kuia on her second Anchor Island nest this breeding season. Photo: Kākāpō ranger Theo Thompson.
To all the mums, grandmothers, mother figures and caregivers out there, Happy Mothers Day, Whakamihia Te Rā o Te Māmā.