Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals

Tuatara (3 o 3)


Laboratory assistant Jennie Hay holds a recently hatched tuatara at Victoria University in Wellington, in 1990. The eggs were collected from The Brothers islands in Cook Strait and hatched in an incubator. Research on New Zealand’s native plants and animals has moved from cataloguing and describing species to studying their ecology and reproductive habits, in the hope that many threatened species can be saved.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/1786
Photograph by Ray Pigney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - New directions: 1890s–today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10972/tuatara (accessed 14 July 2024)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007