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  • Lower lake with valve tower - Zealandia ecosanctuary, Wellington
    Rights: Judi Lapsley Miller, CC-BY-4.0 Published 9 September 2008, Updated 7 November 2018 Size: 2.4 MB Referencing Hub media

    Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne in the heart of Wellington City was conceived in 1995 and opened in 2000 after the erection of an 8.6 kilometre long predator proof-fence. The sanctuary has a 500 year plan to restore the reserve to how it would have appeared before humans arrived in New Zealand. It is home to many endangered species of birds, plants and animals such as saddleback, tuatara, giant wētā and little spotted kiwi.

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