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From the Vault – Nature: Primeval NZ

  • Sunday 1 Jul

G How did New Zealand come to have such strange, but harmless, creatures? This NZNH documentary explores the origins of our so-called 'evolutionary mutants'. From birds that don't fly, to mammals that do, Aotearoa's most mysterious fauna is explored here - the giant carnivorous snails, the iconic kiwi and our pre-historic tuatara. In this clip, we find out how the tuatara evolved over 20 million years of massive tectonic upheavals and extreme isolation.

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