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Giant Kōkopu

New Zealand weta in flax bushes

Only found in New Zealand, this nocturnal fish is classified as 'declining'.


Help us to help the Giant Kōkopu

Giant kōkopu are found only in New Zealand. They lack scales and have a thick leathery skin covered with mucus. They are threatened and currently classified as 'declining'. Help the volunteer groups of the Waitākere Ranges restore their habitat.

With over 75% of our indigenous species at risk of extinction*, the Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance is raising funds to help defend the many special species of the Waitākere Ranges.

Thank you for your support of this special fish!

*Extinction threat to indigenous species | Stats NZ. 

Image credits: Fern by Toby Hall on Unsplash