New Zealand is known as the seabird capital of the world and is also home to a number of forest birds that live nowhere else on Earth.
New Zealand has 35 native fish species, yet most of us would be hard pressed to list more than a couple (and no, trout are NOT native!)
An invertebrate is an animal, such as an insect or mollusc, that has no backbone or spinal column.
Bats are New Zealand's only native land mammals. There are two surviving species: the long-tailed bat and the short-tailed bat.
The herpetofauna animal group includes reptiles and frogs. New Zealand has tuatara, geckos, skinks, and four species of native frog.