New Zealand Fun Facts
Interesting Facts on New Zealand
Here under New Zealand fun facts
learn some interesting facts on New Zealand we came across. We keep on
collecting and adding them here on this site as we find them.
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So you may want to stop by every now and then to see if
there’s something new!
New Zealand fun facts – Animals
- Kea apart of being the name of a camper van
rental company it is a native bird. This bird is known to rip the
rubber from car windows.
- Tuatara is New Zealand’s oldest native reptile.
It has lived for about 200 million years. Today this creature of the
night still survives on offshore islands. In Maori tuatara means spiny
is an insect endemic to New
Zealand that is
a relic from the time of the dinosaurs. It has incredible survival
instincts. There is an anecdote about Sir Walter Buller. He wanted a
weta for his insect collection. His tries to drown the insect for four
days failed as well as the attempt to kill it by putting it into almost
boiling water. Another one chewed through his handkerchief to get free
again.(Please take care for all wildlife.Today there are other
predators that seriously threaten these ancient insects.)
bird is New zealand's national bird. Its eggs are about
times the size as the eggs of other in size comparable birds. After
thirty days the egg reaches 15 to 20% of the total bird mass.
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New Zealand Fun Facts – Geography
Other miscellaneous interesting facts about New Zealand
the kiwi word
thongs is a combination made in 1957 from Japanese and sandals.
- Plastic surgery was pioneered
World War I by the Dunedin born Sir Harold Gillies. This lead him to
become the outstanding plastic surgeon of the century.
- Togs is a word used for Swim
suits in New Zealand.