Kōrero: Threatened species

Mahoenui giant wētā

Mahoenui giant wētā

The Mahoenui giant wētā was classified as ‘nationally endangered’ in 2005. It was first discovered in 1962 in tawa forest remnants in the King Country, and was only scientifically described in 1999. Later generations have been bred in captivity. Attempts to establish more populations have been made by moving them to other reserves and nearshore islands.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10042585
Photograph by Gregory H. Sherley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Threatened species - Case histories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14105/mahoenui-giant-weta (accessed 18 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007