It’s the biggest colossal squid ever caught! Find it in the Ngā Kaitiaki | Guardians area in Te Taiao | Nature.
Colossal squid, the most massive invertebrates on the planet, make their home in the cold depths of the Southern Ocean.
Watch a video about how our specimen got from Antarctica to Te Papa, and learn about its bizarre anatomy – touch models of its beak and a tentacle hook.
Guide to the collosal squid in New Zealand Sign Language
Other: The colossal squid activity book
The colossal squid activity book
An activity book to help kids explore the bizarre anatomy of the colossal squid, where it lives, how it came to Te Papa, and what it eats. Suitable for ages 10+.
Weka Wednesdays: Whānau fun in Te Taiao
Weka Wednesdays: Whānau fun in Te TaiaoWed 5 May, Wed 12 May, and Wed 19 May Te Papa Hui | Backyard, Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2