Orokonui Stream boasts a treasure trove of mysterious and
elusive native freshwater species that have previously evaded
the public eye, as Lan Pham reports. Tragically, most of them
are disappearing from waterways throughout the country.
For the first time in a couple of hundred years, New
Zealand's unique tuatara are free-roaming in a South Island
forest, thanks to a recent translocation of Cook Strait and
captive-reared animals to Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Sue Hensley