What do Tuatara eat?
They live on a diet of beetles, spiders, millipedes, weta and worms.
They have special teeth, a single row on the bottom jaw and two rows on the top jaw which enables them to eat hard insects.
The will also eat lizards, seabird eggs and small chicks.
Adult Tuatara are mostly active at night and have been known to eat their own.
Young Tuatara mostly hunt during the day to avoid being eaten.
Did you know?
The first record of wild Tuatara successfully breeding on a Mainland sanctuary was in 2008.