Tuatara, Otorohanga Kiwi House
pikitia (company that made the postcard)
unused, from 2010
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The tuatara is a reptile from New Zealand. They are greenish brown and gray, and measure up to 80 cm (31 in) from head to tail-tip and weigh up to 1.3 kg (2.9 lb).
The name "tuatara" derives from the Māori language, and means "peaks on the back".
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Otorohanga Kiwi House started in 1971 with the dream to rescue New Zealand's unique birds and reptiles from the ravages of predators and de-forestation. They now have New Zealand's largest private collection of native birds.