Rare snail found ONLY on one New Zealand hill

From Nine To Noon, 9:57 am on 10 July 2019

Mountain bikers are being warned not to go off track on one particular hill in the capital city which is the only place in the world where a special type of freshwater snail can be found.

Potamopyrgus Oppidanus is an extremely rare and extremely tiny snail found only on Te Ahumairangi Hill, near the suburbs of Wadestown, Thorndon, Wilton and Northland. Bronwen Shepherd from Te Ahumairangi Hill Ecological Restoration explains more about the area's rich diversity and what is being done to protect the precious little critter and its habitat.

Fun fact: did you know a group of snails can be referred to as a rout, walk or escargatoire of snails?