The Weka or woodhen (Gallirallus australis) is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken
Tuataras are living dinosaur! The two species of tuatara alive today are the only surviving members of an order which flourished about 200 million years ago. Tuataras live for anywhere between 100 and 200 years.
Leadbeater's Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth mountain ash forests in the central highlands of Victoria (Australia) north-east of Melbourne.