New Zealand's geographical isolation has allowed an abundance of unique and unusual flora and fauna to flourish. Famous for its flightless birds such as the emblematic kiwi and the endangered takahe, it is also home to lizard-like tuataras, giant kauri trees and a rich coastal marine life. Full-colour throughout, New Zealand Wildlife provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history of the major islands of the archipelago.Thorough background information on geology, geography and palaeontology is coupled with extensive wildlife and habitat listings.
• Native and introduced species, from birds and mammals to plants and habitats
• Where to go: national parks, private reserves and recommended tramping tracks
• Illustrated with full-colour photography, making an attractive souvenir guide
An introduction to what to see and where to see it, with maps, tips, and color photos of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.