Nicola Toki
Image: Richard Cosgrove | Fish & Game

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.

Video

Highlights

 

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.

Long-tailed bat

Long-tailed bat.
Long-tailed bat
Image: DOC

17 November 2017

The long-tailed bat is a tiny little creature the size of your thumb but they can fly up at 60 kilometres per hour and have very strong homing abilities. An aerial insectivore, it feeds on small moths, midges, mosquitoes and beetles.

They are chestnut brown in colour, have small ears and weigh 8-11 grams. The bat's echo-location calls include a relatively low frequency component which can be heard by some people.

Long-tailed bat on Critter of the Week

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.

Partners

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

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