Threat status: critically endangered
Found in: coastal waters of New Zealand's West Coast North Island
Did you know:
- Māui dolphin are a subspecies of Hector’s dolphin, the world’s smallest dolphin.
- they are also some of the rarest dolphins in the world.
- they can only be found on the West Coast of the North Island.
If you are in the North Island and think you’ve seen a Māui or Hector’s dolphin, report it straight away to our emergency hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).