New Zealand's sheep population peaked out in the year 1982 at 70.3 million. At that time, the total human population of both North and South Islands of New Zealand was 3.18 million. That works out to 22 sheep per person. McC
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. <<~~ its the TARDIS!
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. Many overseas visitors arrive through Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, with a third of the total population. It's worth a little time to explore before heading out fishing
The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand ranging in size from about the height of a chicken, to the largest species which was twelve feet tall. Most, if not all, species of moa died out due to over-hunting by the Māori and habitat decline before European discovery and settlement. Could a surviving population of gigantic birds be hiding in New Zealand? Moa sightings have occurred fairly regularly in the remotest parts of New Zealand from a variety of sources.
Kōkako is an endangered forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand. It is slate-grey with wattles & a black mask. It is one of three species of New Zealand Wattlebird, the other two being the near threatened Tieke (saddleback) & the extinct Huia. Also known as "NZ Crow " BUT it is not a crow at all.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave.
Auckland, based around 2 large harbors, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the center, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.
For the Love of Donkeys ~ Stunning Jenny and her Foal from Ponui Island, New Zealand. The island is the home of New Zealand's only feral Donkey breed, the Ponui Donkey. Donkeys were brought to the island together with other livestock from New South Wales, and a feral population established itself. The Ponui Island Donkey now has formal breed status,and some are distributed in mainland New Zealand. It is registered by the Donkey & Mule Society of New Zealand. The Ponui Don
Black robin - basically the best conservation story ever. In 1980 there were only five of these birds left, with only one fertile female. Now there’s a population of a couple of hundred of them, and since they live exclusively on these tiny islands off New Zealand, that’s a fairly decent population.