The only two species left are the lesser short-tailed bat and long-tailed bat. They are the only native land mammal of New Zealand.
Hector’s dolphins are the world’s smallest dolphin species. They are named after Sir James Hector, who first examined a dolphin specimen.
Kea are the only alpine parrot in the world and are most commonly found in the Arthur's Pass National Park and on the road to Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park. Warning: these cheeky parrots like dismantling cars.
A fun fact: Hamilton’s frogs do not croak.
Yellow-eyed penguins are found around the south east of New Zealand, Banks Peninsula and Stewart Island.
Chevron Skink Lizards,
These lizards are only found on the Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island
Little Blue Penguins,
Little blue penguins are not completely unique to New Zealand, but New Zealand sure has the most amount waddling on the southern coastlines and off-shore islands.
Although fur seals tend to stick to the coast, they have been known to wander into people’s backyards.
This is just a subspecies of Hector’s Dolphin. Honestly, who doesn’t want more pictures of dolphins?