Unique New Zealand 

Kakapo, Strigops habroptilus collected  Jun 1992, Codfish Island, Foveaux Strait, New Zealand. Gift of the Department of Conservation, 1987. Te Papa
Kakapo, Strigops habroptilus collected Jun 1992, Codfish Island, Foveaux Strait, New Zealand. Gift of the Department of Conservation, 1987. Te Papa

Why can’t the kākāpō fly? Does Aotearoa New Zealand have any native land mammals?

 

The land mass of Aotearoa New Zealand has been isolated for 80 million years. Because of this, many of our plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world. In this programme, learn about some of the unique and amazing animals and plants that live in the various ecosystems of Aotearoa.

Programme information

Availability: Year round

Learning areas and strands:
Science – Living World: Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution

Year level: Years 3 8

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (Teachers and parent helpers are free)

 

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