Tiritiri Matangi Island is a reserve in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, a short boat ride off the coast of Auckland. The whole idea of the small island is to revegetate and repopulate it with species native to New Zealand, seeing that many of the vegetation and animal populations on the mainland of New Zealand have either decreased in size or gone extinct with the introduction of outside species.
This colorful lil' guy is called a Takehe bird, and his body is a bit bigger than a bowling ball. His species was thought to be extinct until some were found in the fjords on the South Island. In addition to the Takehe birds, there are a ton of other whimsical-looking creatures, including Kiwi birds, and Jurassic Park-reminiscent vegetation.