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Animals in New Zealand

AntAnt
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
BatBat
Detects prey using echolocation!
BeetleBeetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
ButterflyButterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
CatCat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
CaterpillarCaterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
CatfishCatfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
CentipedeCentipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
ChickenChicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
CockroachCockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
CowCow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
CrabCrab
There are 93 different crab groups!
CraneCrane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crested PenguinCrested Penguin
Has long yellow eyebrows!
CrocodileCrocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
DogDog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
DonkeyDonkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
DragonflyDragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
DuckDuck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
FlyFly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
FrogFrog
There are around 5,000 different species!
GeckoGecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Glow WormGlow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
GrasshopperGrasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
HamsterHamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
HeronHeron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland CattleHighland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Honey BeeHoney Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
HorseHorse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
HumanHuman
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
HummingbirdHummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
IbisIbis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
InsectInsect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
KakapoKakapo
The heaviest species of parrot in the world!
KiwiKiwi
Only found in the forests of New Zealand!
LadybirdLadybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Little PenguinLittle Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
LizardLizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
MagpieMagpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Marine ToadMarine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
MayflyMayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
MillipedeMillipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor LizardMonitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
MoorhenMoorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
MothMoth
There are 250,000 different species!
MouseMouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
OtterOtter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
ParrotParrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
PheasantPheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
PossumPossum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
QuailQuail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
RatRat
Omnivores that eat anything!
River TurtleRiver Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
RobinRobin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
ScorpionScorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Sea DragonSea Dragon
Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!
SeahorseSeahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
SheepSheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
ShrimpShrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
SnailSnail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
SnakeSnake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
SparrowSparrow
There are 140 different species!
Stick InsectStick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Striped Rocket FrogStriped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
SwanSwan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
TermiteTermite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
TortoiseTortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
TuataraTuatara
Only found on a few of New Zealand's islands!
WaspWasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water BuffaloWater Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water DragonWater Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
WoodlouseWoodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Yellow-Eyed PenguinYellow-Eyed Penguin
The rarest species of penguin!