New Zealand  Wildlife Form 7 Anu Peetris  Palivere Basic School 2009
Facts about New Zealand <ul><li>an island country </li></ul><ul><li>location  - in the south-western Pacific Ocean  </li><...
Kiwi Birds <ul><li>national symbol of New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>they can’t fly </li></ul><ul><li>size of the chicken <...
Mating and chicks <ul><li>have only one mate </li></ul><ul><li>breed between June and March </li></ul><ul><li>egg – 6 time...
In Danger - WHY? <ul><li>There were over 5 million kiwi birds in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Now there are 50 thousand k...
Interesting Fact! <ul><li>New Zealanders are also known as 'Kiwis'. </li></ul><ul><li>The nickname was given them by Austr...
Tuatara <ul><li>lives only in New Zealand. </li></ul><ul><li>is a lizard like reptile </li></ul><ul><li>usually lives up t...
More facts about Tuatara <ul><li>has lived on the planet for the past 220 million years; </li></ul><ul><li>lives in small ...
Bats <ul><li>only native land mammals </li></ul><ul><li>three species: the long-tailed bat, the lesser short-tailed bat, a...
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  1. 1. New Zealand Wildlife Form 7 Anu Peetris Palivere Basic School 2009
  2. 2. Facts about New Zealand <ul><li>an island country </li></ul><ul><li>location - in the south-western Pacific Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>consists of the two bigger island - the North Island and the South Island and numerous smalller islands </li></ul><ul><li>capital – Wellington </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kiwi Birds <ul><li>national symbol of New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>they can’t fly </li></ul><ul><li>size of the chicken </li></ul><ul><li>has nostrils at the end of its beak </li></ul><ul><li>have great sence of smell </li></ul><ul><li>have big ears and good hearing </li></ul><ul><li>bad eyesight </li></ul><ul><li>are endangered </li></ul><ul><li>are nocturnal – active at night </li></ul><ul><li>relatives – emu and ostrich </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mating and chicks <ul><li>have only one mate </li></ul><ul><li>breed between June and March </li></ul><ul><li>egg – 6 times bigger than chicken egg. </li></ul><ul><li>the male incubates the egg. </li></ul><ul><li>newborn chicks are feathered and independent. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In Danger - WHY? <ul><li>There were over 5 million kiwi birds in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Now there are 50 thousand kiwi birds left. </li></ul><ul><li>In 15 years they could become extinct on mainland New Zealand. </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons – humans cutting down trees and predators like possums, wild dogs, cats, stoats </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays there are organizations to save kiwi birds like BNZ Save the Kiwi . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interesting Fact! <ul><li>New Zealanders are also known as 'Kiwis'. </li></ul><ul><li>The nickname was given them by Australian soldiers during the First World War. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tuatara <ul><li>lives only in New Zealand. </li></ul><ul><li>is a lizard like reptile </li></ul><ul><li>usually lives up to 60 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>can live more than 100 years old. </li></ul>I am called tuatara. Here you can see amazing news about one of our kind:
  8. 8. More facts about Tuatara <ul><li>has lived on the planet for the past 220 million years; </li></ul><ul><li>lives in small burrows or underneath bark and rocky crevices; </li></ul><ul><li>active at night; </li></ul><ul><li>hunts and eats worms, small lizards and small insects; </li></ul><ul><li>breeds every 2-4 years; </li></ul><ul><li>lays egg, buries them; </li></ul><ul><li>young tuataras hatch about 12-15 months later; </li></ul><ul><li>the young take care of themselves. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bats <ul><li>only native land mammals </li></ul><ul><li>three species: the long-tailed bat, the lesser short-tailed bat, and greater short-tailed bat. </li></ul><ul><li>are in danger. </li></ul><ul><li>greater short-tailed bats are thought to be extinct. </li></ul>

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