Category: "Snippets"

Kiore found in Waitutu Forest

February 21st, 2005

The Royal Society of New Zealand reports in the New Zealand Journal of Zoology that kiore were trapped in Waitutu Forest, Southland in 2002 and 2003.

This was approximately 75 km south of the closest previously known surviving population.

"Kiore may be more widespread in mainland New Zealand than presently known for reasons of misidentification or trapping when numbers are very low."