Introduction

Cuvier Island tuatara are extremely rare and some are raised in captivity at Auckland Zoo. Find out what is involved in getting these long-lived reptiles back into the wild.

Highlights

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View the Tuatara release video

(4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)

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