Laboratory assistant Jennie Hay holds a recently hatched tuatara at Victoria University in Wellington, in 1990. The eggs were collected from The Brothers islands in Cook Strait and hatched in an incubator. Research on New Zealand’s native plants and animals has moved from cataloguing and describing species to studying their ecology and reproductive habits, in the hope that many threatened species can be saved.
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