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LilyChak wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand2,399 contributions111 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: October 2019
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John M wrote a review Apr 2019
Geelong, Australia1,218 contributions273 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: April 2019
Bryan wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China257 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: December 2018
TheShis wrote a review Dec 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel29,427 contributions3,762 helpful votes
This is a rather odd, yet interesting, monument, commemorating the introduction of this wild goat to New Zealand over a century ago.
Date of experience: April 2018
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Max C wrote a review Nov 2018
Phillip Island, Australia560 contributions122 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: November 2018