Second Hand Book
1986 First Edition | Hardcover | $25 | Good Condition
Two species of bat represent New Zealand's only truly indigenous mammals. Before the arrival of Europeans the Maori had introduced the rat and the dog, but 1773 saw the beginning of a new wave of mammal introduction, when Captain Cook put ashore pigs, goats and sheep. Cats, dogs and other domestic animals were brought by the first Pakeha settlers. Then came the wild animals - possums, rabbits and hares, and later deer, chamois, thar and wallabies.