Story: Peripatus

Spit and walk

Watch a peripatus disengaging from its spit and using its legs to propel itself forward, surprisingly smoothly. Peripatus are named after their walk – from the Greek word peripatos, meaning to walk about.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Peripatus - Ecology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007