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Giant Weta Soft Toy

$25.00 NZD

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.