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Grasshopper

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Category: Entomology, Classification: Acrididae, Location: Obelisk Range

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Wasp Nest

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Category: Entomology, Location: Dry Store 29/G/2

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Kauri Gum

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Kauri gum is the fossilised resin of the Kauri, a native tree of New Zealand. , Category: Mineral Sciences, Location: New Zealand

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Bellbird (Koromako, Makomako)

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Commonly seen throughout New Zealand with the exception of the Auckland and Northland areas. Category: Birds, Classification: Anthornis melanura, Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

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Sea egg

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Category: Invertebrate Zoology, Classification: Heliocidaris tuberculata, Location: Northern New Zealand

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Birds of Paradise

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A male (top) and female (bottom) pair of Lesser Birds of Paradise. , Category: Birds, Classification: Paradisaea minor, Location: New Guinea

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Aragonite

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Aragonite is most often found in shells - it is the mineral that causes the irridescence in Paua shells. Pearls are mainly made from aragonite. It also forms in calcium rich environments like hot springs and caves. , Category: Mineral Sciences, Classification: Calcite, Location: Scotland

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Indian Vulture

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The Indian Black Vulture or King Vulture is now on the Threatened Species list. Conservationists are worried that they do not know the cause of this or other vulture species decline. Category: Birds, Classification: Sarcogyps cavus, Location: India

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Earwig

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Category: Entomology, Classification: Pentatomoid, Location: "The Wilderness"

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White Harrier Hawk

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A partial albino Australasian Harrier., Category: Birds, Classification: Circus approximans, Location: Otago, New Zealand

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Tui

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Tuis have a curved beak and long tongue with a brush-like tip that lets them reach the nectar deep within flowers. This is a male Tui Category: Birds, Classification: Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, Location: New Zealand

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Weka Chick

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A Weka pullus. The curiosity of the Weka has made it an easy food source for both early European and Maori settlers Category: Birds, Classification: Gallirallus australis, Location: Benmore, New Zealand

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Fern Bird

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Fern Birds are not very good at flying and prefer to stay hidden in dense bush. Juveniles, such as this one, look very similar to both males and females. Category: Birds, Classification: Bowdleria punctata

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Stoat and Rabbit

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The stoat, an introduced predator mounted above a rabbit, the pest it was introduced to control., Category: Mammals, Classification: Mustela erminea, Location: Balcutha

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Kaka Chick

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A fledgling kaka., Category: Birds, Classification: Nestor meridionalis, Location: Dusky Sound, New Zealand

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Huia

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A female Huia. The Huia has been presumed extinct since 1907., Category: Extinct Birds, Classification: Heteralocha acutirostris, Location: North Island

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Chimpanzee Jaw

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The jaw of a chimpanzee. See the chimpanzee skull for more details., Category: Mammals, Classification: Pan troglodytes, Location: Africa

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Rifleman

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Breding pairs often have helpers who assist in feeding and raising chicks. Category: Birds, Classification: Acanthisittidae chloris, Location: New Zealand

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Banded Rail

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This shy, poor flying bird is now only usually seen in NW Nelson and north of the Waikato. Category: Birds, Classification: Rallus philippensis

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Little Blue Penguin

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Found only in Australia and New Zealand, the Little Blue Penguin is the smallest and most primitive penguin in the world. Category: Birds, Classification: Eduyptula minor, Location: Australasia

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