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Animals in New Zealand

Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Centipede (Chilopoda)Centipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crested Penguin (Eudyptes robustus)Crested Penguin
Has long yellow eyebrows!
Crocodile (Crocodylus)Crocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Frog (Rana Temporaria)Frog
There are around 5,000 different species!
Gecko (Gekkonidae)Gecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Hummingbird (Trochilidae)Hummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Kakapo (Strigops Habroptilus)Kakapo
The heaviest species of parrot in the world!
Kiwi (Actinidia Deliciosa)Kiwi
Only found in the forests of New Zealand!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Little Penguin (Eudyptula Minor)Little Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Magpie (Pica Pica)Magpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Marine Toad (Bufo Marinus)Marine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)Mayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor Lizard (Varanus Indicus)Monitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Parrot (Psittacine)Parrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Possum (Phalangeriforme)Possum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
River Turtle (Emydidae)River Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)Robin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Sea Dragon (Phycodurus Eques)Sea Dragon
Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Sheep (Ovis Aries)Sheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Striped Rocket Frog (Litoria Nasuta)Striped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Tortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
Tuatara (Sphenodon Punctatus)Tuatara
Only found on a few of New Zealand's islands!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water Dragon (Physignathus)Water Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Megadyptes Antipodes)Yellow-Eyed Penguin
The rarest species of penguin!
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