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Spotting Wildlife in New Zealand


There is more than sheep to New Zealand. Though New Zealand is one of the largest exports of various types of wool, youíll find that thereís still plenty of room left for the other creatures that inhabit these two great islands.

The Black Swan, for example, makes its home in May of the shallow waters of New Zealand. This great black bird, a native species of primarily Australia, has a distinguished red or orange-ish beak and feeds on the grasses next to the banks. If youíd like to see water creatures, but of the larger variety, then you really canít get anything larger than the Blue Whale, the largest mammal on earth. Though there are only roughly 12,000 of these great beasts left, it is possible to see them break the surface here. These great whales are noticeable for their great bellow, which can travel over 150 miles under the water.

Some of the best places to view New Zealandís fauna are in one of its national parks. With four on the North Island, like Egmont and Tongariro and around ten on the South Island, like Arthurís Pass and Fiordland, youíll have plenty of nature to see. In most of the national parks, youíll find plenty of birdlife, such as the Yellow-Eyed Penguin and animals, such as the mousy Stout scurrying about. Because there have been humans here for less than ten centuries, most of the parks, too, have an unexplored feeling of quietness not in many other countries.

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Spotting Wildlife in New Zealand


There is more than sheep to New Zealand! Though New Zealand is one of the largest exporters of various types of wool, youíll find that thereís still plenty of room left for the other creatures that inhabit these two great islands.

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