Tahr Sculpture
Tahr Sculpture
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
An interesting statue located on the side of the shop. It can be easy to miss if you didn't know this was here. An interesting statue and it leads to a nice viewpoint of Mount Cook if the weather co-operates.
Written 2 October 2022
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LilyChak
Auckland Central, New Zealand2,387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We stopped at Mt Cook alpine salmon and see the statue with a bit of history next to it.
Its good to know more history of the area.
Written 18 October 2019
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John M
Geelong, Australia1,218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
From eleven animals, the Tahr grew to almost plague proportions, and necessitated culling procedures. Today there is reasonable control of numbers with only occasional culling, but on a world wide scale the animal is still fairly rare. The plaque, and explanation board both have a lot of interesting information about this unusual animal.
Written 21 April 2019
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Bryan
Hong Kong, China257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
History of this Himalayan Tahr sheep in New Zealand is very interesting. From 2 herds of total 11 animals to 40,000 then dropped to 1000, human beings had played a dominant role in changing their population in NZ.
Written 27 January 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a rather odd, yet interesting, monument, commemorating the introduction of this wild goat to New Zealand over a century ago.
Written 15 December 2018
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Max C
Phillip Island, Australia577 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Interesting to see a monument to an introduced species that adapted well to the NZ environment. Culling was introduced in the 1970s to reduce numbers, but the herd in the Mt Cook area is the largest herd of these globally endangered species.
Written 24 November 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,047 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
An interesting thing to see near the Lake Pukaki Visitor Centre and designated Viewpoint is the Tahr Statue. This is a life-size bronze statue of a Himalayan Tahr standing upon a boulder and staring into the distance over Lake Pukaki.

The monument was erected here in March 2014 and commemorates the introduction of the Tahr to New Zealand 110 years earlier. Sculpted by Murray Matuschka, the monument was interestingly dedicated by Henrietta, Dowager Duchass of Bedford, a direct descendant of the Duke of Bedford, who gifted the original Tahr to the New Zealand government back in 1904.

In addition to the monument there is an information panel nearby describing the above history as well as how the Tahr population has fared and been managed over the past century. It is interesting little read and a good way to spend a few minutes of your time while sightseeing at the incredibly beautiful southern end of Lake Pukaki.
Written 20 September 2018
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