Fast Facts of New Zealand

Kiwi, the flightless and quickly vanishing bird is the national symbol of New Zealand.

The first European to climb Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, is a New Zealander.

This country was the first to offer women voting rights way back in the 1890s when a battle was lead by Kate Sheppard.

Rugby is the national sport of this nation while “The All Blacks” rugby team of New Zealand is said to have won more than 73% of their test matches till date.

Bungee jumping was invented in New Zealand.

This country has won more number of gold medals in Olympics per capita than other countries.

There were no predatory animals in New Zealand before the arrival of the Europeans and therefore the nation became a birds paradise wherein most birds are flightless.

New Zealand is said to have the Kakapo, the largest flightless parrot in the world and the biggest earthworms too.