South Island Takahe - Zealandia Sanctuary Wellington New Zealand formally known as the Karori Wildlife Centre. Conservation status (NZTCS) Nationally critical. Completely flightless. Endemic (only found in New Zealand).
Tuatara are rare. The most ancient of all living reptiles, they are native to New Zealand. They can live for up to 100 years. Conservation Status: Need active management. Tuatara are New Zealand's largest reptile. Tuatara comes from Maori and means "peaks on the back." This Tuatara photographed at Zealandia Sanctuary, Wellington New Zealand