02 Dec What Animal Am I?
Posted at 09:00h in NHM
It’s “What Animal am I?” Wednesday!
You can only find me in New Zealand where I’m proud to be that country’s largest reptile, measuring up to half a metre long and weighing up to 1.5 kilograms.
I am the only surviving species in my family, which dates back 200 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. That means I’m very rare and precious so scientists work hard to ensure there is a plan to look after me and ensure my survival.
We come in a range of colours, from olive green to brown, to orange-red. My last clue – we shed our skin once a year.
What animal do you think I am?
If you think you know what this creature might be, use the activity sheet (see link below) to draw your answer!