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.

Pocket gopher, Thomomys bulbivorus, VT2334

Physical Description

Gopher mounted on a historic wooden base in natural standing position. Head and tail are in line with the body. Legs are quite short and nails are long. There are two pouches (pockets) on both sides of the neck. Incisors (teeth) are quite long and enamel covering them is orange in colour.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 85 x 300 x 80mm

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