Top 10 New Zealand facts Selected as the most interesting among animals related questions in Animals quiz These large insects occupy the same ecological niche in New Zealand, as rodents do elsewhere. What is it?Weta are very large by insect standards, with body length up to 10cm (4 inches). Their physical appearance is like a katydid, long-horned grasshopper, or cricket, but the hind legs are enlarged and usually very spiny.Created by: Tschukainsects facts » Where do the world's biggest parrots live?In New Zealand. The Kakapo is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot. Though the Kakapo cannot fly, it is an excellent climber, ascending to the crowns of the tallest trees. Only about 100 living individuals are known.Created by: Kasiaparrots facts » The Boyd Massacre occurred in 1809, when natives killed and ate between 66 and 70 crew members of the ship Boyd. Where did it happen?In New Zealand. The attack on the ship was a revenge for the whipping of a young Māori chief by the crew. According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution. Cannibalism was already a regular practice in Māori wars. News of the events stopped shipping visits to to the country over the next few years.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Sail facts » Where did the kiwi plant originate?China. As its Latin name suggests, Actinidia Chinensis is a fruit tree and medicinal plant native to China.Created by: Tschukafruits facts » Which capital is the most southern in the world?Wellington is also the most remote capital city in the world, the farthest away from any other capital city.Created by: globalquiz.orgcapitals facts » Which country is the leading producer of wool?Australia is the leading producer of wool (25% of global production) which is mostly from Merino sheep. Other large producters of wool are New Zealand, China and the United States (mostly in Texas and New Mexico).Created by: globalquiz.organimals of Australia facts » What is this small parrot from New Zealand called?Red-crowned parakeet. The red-crowned parakeet, also widely known by its Māori name of kākāriki, is a small parrot from New Zealand. It is characterised by its bright green plumage and the red pattern on its head. This versatile bird can feed on a variety food items and can be found in many habitat types.Created by: Ninjaibirds facts » This is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Where is it?In New Zealand. The Sky Tower in Auckland (pictured) is 328 meters or 1,076 ft tall. It has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.Created by: globalquiz.orgtowers facts » What is the capital of New Zealand?Wellington. In 1865, Wellington became the capital city of New Zealand, replacing much more populous Auckland at the northern extremity of the North Island, due to fears that the then gold-rich South Island would decide to become a separate colony. Wellington is located at the southern tip of the North Island, immediately across the Cook Strait from the South Island. Created by: globalquiz.orgOceania facts » What is the capital city of New Zealand?Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, but not its largest city (it is Auckland). Created by: globalquiz.orgAustralia and New Zealand facts » Play animals quiz and see all the questions.