Story: New Zealand species overseas

Tuatara for United States zoos

This 1952 film clip shows two tuatara being readied for their flight to zoos in the United States. They were sent as gifts from the New Zealand government.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 2. National Film Unit, 1952

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Ross Galbreath, 'New Zealand species overseas - Early exports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10070/tuatara-for-united-states-zoos (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Sep 2007