The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand ranging in size from about the height of a chicken, to the largest species which was twelve feet tall. Most, if not all, species of moa died out due to over-hunting by the Māori and habitat decline before European discovery and settlement. Could a surviving population of gigantic birds be hiding in New Zealand? Moa sightings have occurred fairly regularly in the remotest parts of New Zealand from a variety of sources.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. <<~~ its the TARDIS!
New Zealand's sheep population peaked out in the year 1982 at 70.3 million. At that time, the total human population of both North and South Islands of New Zealand was 3.18 million. That works out to 22 sheep per person. McC
Black robin - basically the best conservation story ever. In 1980 there were only five of these birds left, with only one fertile female. Now there’s a population of a couple of hundred of them, and since they live exclusively on these tiny islands off New Zealand, that’s a fairly decent population.