Giant Weta Soft Toy
The Giant Weta Soft Toy is an adorable plush version of New Zealand’s native wētāpunga.
Wētāpunga are very large insects, unique to Aotearoa. A giant wētā species, they can sometimes grow to be heavier than a mouse or sparrow!
Wētāpunga were originally distributed across Northland, Auckland and Great Barrier Island (Aotea), but due to habitat destruction and predation from exotic pests, the species only survived on Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island. Successful breeding and translocation projects mean that they are also now present on Tiritiri Matangi and Motuora Islands.
This children’s toy includes some of the giant wētā's recognisable features such as its big body, spiny legs, and curved tusks. It makes a lovely gift for little ones.
- Soft toy version of New Zealand’s giant wētā/wētāpunga
- Measures approximately 29cm long
The Giant Weta Soft Toy is part of our collection of soft toys designed by Antics. The range showcases our native birds, critters and creepy crawlies.