In some places wild eels are fed and they become quite tame, habitually returning to the feeding area. These eels are being fed in a stream at Lower Moutere, Nelson. Other places where eels can be seen and fed are the Anatoki Valley in Golden Bay (where they have been hand-fed for over 90 years), the wharf in Queenstown and at Pūkaha Mt Bruce (Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre) in the Wairarapa.
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