Kōrero: Tuatara

Statue, Southland Museum

Statue, Southland Museum

This tuatara statue sits outside the Southland Museum and Art Gallery in Invercargill. Tuatara have been on display at the museum since 1961, and in 1990 a large enclosure was built as part of the facility’s redevelopment. Southland Museum was one of the first places to successfully breed tuatara in captivity, and the reptiles continue to be bred there.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, 'Tuatara - Decline and recovery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14991/statue-southland-museum (accessed 9 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007