An artist's depiction

The Waitoreke of New Zealand is a small, otter-like creature. It is thought to be an unknown species of otter, beaver, or an unknown marsupial. Others have gone so far as to suggest an unknown species of monotreme (egg-laying mammals like the platypus). Natives of New Zealand say they used to keep the creatures as a pets.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.