Giant wētā on Pig Island
PHOTO: Sabine Bernert © 

Introduction

Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.

Highlights

Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is Nicola's passion. She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

Get to know Nicola and see she what she's been up to lately. Find out why some of our species are at risk and learn about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention with Critter of the Week.

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Critter of the Week

Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.

Tardigrade.
Tardigrade

Tardigrade

These tiny little crazy looking aquatic creatures that are some of the most hardy species on earth. They have been around for over 500 million years and have super powers!

They can exist at temperatures below -272 Degrees Celsius, can exist in space in a vacuum, and can be frozen for thirty years, only to come back to life!

Learn more on Critter of the Week.

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.

Partners

Facebook icon. Follow Nicola on Facebook

Air New Zealand logo.
The Threatened Species Ambassador is supported by Air New Zealand, as part of their partnership with DOC.

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