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You’ve heard of New Zealand’s large, flightless birds, but did you know that we have several species of large, flightless weevil too?

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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.

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How can you tell if a slug is native to New Zealand? By checking if its patterning looks like the veins on leaves. 

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Today’s photo of the week is the stunning Bridal Veil Falls located in the Raglan area.

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Today’s photo is of a Haast tokoeka kiwi, a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species.

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Today’s photo is of a critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, the rarest of our native parakeet species.

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Today’s photo is from the Heaphy Track, located in the Kahurangi National Park in the Nelson/Tasman area.

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