New Zealand, a island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, separated from the super-continent of Gondwanaland (Gondwana) and all other land masses for
eighty (80) million years has evolved a unique biosphere. With only bats as the indigenous land mammals the avian fauna predominated, yet reports of a
mammal living in the mountain lakes and rivers has been reported over the years. What then is this animal, the waitoreke?
It wouldn't suprise me if there were populations of animals that died out when man came without being noticed.
What would suprise me however is that there are no skelatal remains of such beasts, especially woing to their relativly recent demise. AFAIK there has
been nothing like the animal discused, ever found.
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