The First Baby Tuatara born free in 200 years

Tuatara photo from are one of the coolest creatures in NZ.

“The two species of tuatara are the only surviving members of its order, which flourished around 200 million years ago”

Translation: Tuatara = DINOSAUR

My friend Claire works at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary as a tour guide. Apparently she was one of the guides who were able to take a look at this wonderful little guy, the first baby to be born on the mainland in 200 years.

This is HUGE for the people at the sanctuary (which by the way, is a must see when you come to Wellington). It was the first of it’s kind in the world and they have just started to really reap the benefits of years and years of hard work.


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