Kōrero: Marlborough places

Stephens Island tuatara

Stephens Island tuatara

The native tuatara is the only living example of a reptile order that thrived over 250 million years ago, in the age of the dinosaurs. Individual tuatara are also long-lived, surviving up to 80 and possibly even 100 years. Stephens Island (Takapourewa), which has been a wildlife sanctuary since 1994, was home to at least 30,000 tuatara in 2011.

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Ryan Photographic
Photograph by Paddy Ryan

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Western Sounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31812/stephens-island-tuatara (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015