Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Australian water rat, Hydromys chrysogaster, VT2323

Physical Description

Water rat mounted on a historic wooden base in natural standing position. Head and tail are held up; head is slightly facing to the left.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 140 x 660 x 230mm

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