Stewart Island kiwi A Stewart Island kiwi, or southern tokoeka, flees from a tramper in the Tin Range, Rakiura National Park. These birds behave differently from other kiwi species, forming family groups and feeding in daylight.
The rare white-bodied giant snail found in New Zealand. Photo: Cara Morel A giant carnivorous albino snail has been found living in New Zealand bushland. A group of trampers stumbled across the white Powelliphanta - only the second recorded - during a trip though the Kahurangi National Park at the tip of the South Island. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/giant-meateating-milky-bar-snail-stuns-hikers-20111130-1o7t3.html#ixzz3whH0vXyZ
Inanga They’re sprats, millions of young freshwater fish trying to make their way upstream. Many of our freshwater species are part of the whitebait migration – the most common is inanga. After hatching in inland waters, larvae migrate downstream to spend their first winter at sea. The young sprats return to fresh water in the spring, swimming upstream in huge numbers. Those that escape the whitebait nets mature to continue the whitebait cycle.
Endangered These little birds are the one of the world's smallest ducks. For thousands of years the birds lived in a world without predators. Even birds with tiny wings could breed successfully. Eventually, they evolved into this unique species of flightless teal found nowhere else on Earth. Endemic to Campbell Island, a group of sub-Antarctic islands You'll find our Campbell Island teal living alongside our Antipodes Island parakeets in The Islands habitat in Te Wao Nui.