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See how we made Te Taiao | Nature through a series of behind the scenes videos and articles.
Model maker Jake Yocum and curator vertebrates Alan Tennyson explain the science and process that went into recreating a full-size model of the huge extinct Haast’s eagle, pouākai.
Moa are the tallest birds ever known, and were completely unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. See how the team overcame the challenges of putting male and female moa skeletons on display.
Experience Developers Jen Craddock and Ralph Upton explain how the Te Taiao | Nature exhibition team used mischief-maker Māui as their guide and inspiration.
Did you know that many New Zealand manu (birds) have strong odours? Bird expert Colin Miskelly and perfumer Francesco van Eerd describe how they recreated smells for Te Taiao | Nature.
‘It’s a bit nerve-racking at times, you don't get any second chances.’ See how taxidermist Peter Wells worked on two albatross, mounted in their mating ritual display.