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So many New Zealand native species to see!

Tap or hover over the photo below to reveal the name (and the scientific name) of the species. How many native New Zealand species can you spot on your visit to the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary?


Now that the fence is complete and the predator populations removed or dramatically reduced, it’s time to start reintroducing endangered or lost native New Zealand species. Below is a list of some the species we hope to welcome back, some quite soon and others in the long-term plan.

  • Kiwi
  • Tīeke – South Island saddleback
  • Kākā
  • Tuatara
  • Kākāriki
  • Tītitipounamu – South Island rifleman
  • Mohua – yellowhead
  • Kākāpō (part of our longer-term ecosystem restoration plan)



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