they're like little dinosaurs, didn't you know?I must admit, I’ve never actually seen a tuatara in the flesh (in the scales?) before. So the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary are having a special Tuatara Day to allow me and the no doubt many other urbanites who haven’t seen our most famous lizard the chance to check out their resident reptile – Oliver – up close, this Saturday (5 March).

There’ll also be some talks over the course of the day which will reveal some of the more interesting aspects of the tuatara, such as (we didn’t know this before stumbling across the Island Bay School class pages on their Tuatara studies, who obviously got along to the last Tuatara Day) that they have a third eye? Really.