Ranked by population, the major cities in New Zealand are:
- Auckland (the capital)
New Zealand is home to a number of unique and interesting animals. Here are a few:
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- The kiwi, an elusive, flightless, nocturnal bird that lays the largest egg relative to its body size of any bird on Earth.
- The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world. These highly intelligent birds are playful and mischevious, and they are the only known non-mammals to exhibit contagious emotion.
- The tuatara, nicknamed "the living fossil" because its closest relatives are an extinct group of reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
If you have any questions about traveling in New Zealand, feel free to email me, as I'm always happy to share my own New Zealand travel experiences.