Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Saturday, April 05, 2008

A Report on Tuataras by Shar - Grade 4

Tuatara only live in New Zealand. You can't find a tuatara in the wild in any other country. A female tuatara can grow up to 60cm long. It takes about 30 years to grow to its full size. If you look at a tuatara, it looks like it has hard skin but the skin of a tuatara is actually soft. The tuatara comes out at night. Did you know that they eat their own egss and baby tuatara too? A lot of tuataras are killed by dogs, cats, pigs and people too. Tuatara can see well at night. They also have long sharp claws and strong feet. Look out because tuatara can bite. If it does, it will hold on for a very long time. Tuatara can live up to 100 years.

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