Native animals - all regions
This atlas provides species descriptions, habitat information, images and distribution maps. The observations cover over 100 species.
The handsome Australasian crested grebe belongs to an ancient order of diving water birds found on every continent in the world.
Kakī, or black stilt, is a native wading bird, found only in New Zealand.
Listen to or download recordings of black stilt/kakī song.
The whio/blue duck is endemic to New Zealand. As the only member of its genus, the whio has a number of unique anatomical and behavioural features.
One of the smallest marine dolphins in the world,
Hector’s dolphins grow no more than 1.5 m in length.
Advice for attracting birds to your garden if you are designing a new garden or developing an existing one.
Long-tailed bat are widely distributed throughout the mainland and on several offshore islands.
Learn about New Zealand's five species of mudfish.
Orange-fronted parakeets, or kākāriki karaka, are small forest-dwelling birds. Classified as ‘nationally critical’, the species has a high risk of extinction with only 100 – 200 birds in the wild.
In this section you'll find general information about penguins found in New Zealand.
A weka was seen in Christchurch. We wondered what it was up to... Wily the weka by Katipo group, Room 8, Opawa School.
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Conservation - all regions