Meet a Maud Island frog

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The Maud Island frog is one of the rarest frogs on the planet, and also the longest lived—a monitoring programme set up by Ben Bell in the mid-1970s has tracked the same individuals up for 50 years, some of them staying within a 20–30 square metre area for their entire life. Here, rangers catch, identify and measure frogs at night (they’re nocturnal) as part of that continuing half-century of research.

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Visit a kiwi creche

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Go rowing with Shack

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Ride the Sounds

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Load the logs

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Harvest the mussels

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Whack the weeds

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Check the tunnels

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Meet a Maud Island frog

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Fly over Maud Island

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Shipping out

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Visit French Pass

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