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Cook Strait Giant Weta

The Cook Strait Giant Weta (Deinacrida rugosa) was brought to Maud Island, a restricted-access, predator-free island in the Marlborough Sounds, in 1977. The move has been a success story with numbers of these gentle giants now in their thousands.

 

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Taken on February 27, 2011