Enderby Island / New Zealand
Enderby Island is the third largest island of the New Zealand Auckland Islands, located in the South Pacific, near the north coast of the main island Auckland Island. It is named after Samuel Enderby Island Jr. (1756 - 1829) the founder of a whaling company whose whaling ship Ocean discovered the Auckland Islands in 1806. The island was already inhabited several hundred years ago: researchers found on Enderby Island the remains of a Polynesian settlement dating back to the 13th century.
The Auckland Islands have the richest flora of all sub-Antarctic islands. A variety of ferns, mosses and lichens as well as low forest dominate the landscape of Enderby Island. When exploring the island you can discover the local wildlife: yellow-eyed penguin, the endangered Hooker sea lion, royal albatrosses, goas parakeet and the Enderby Island rabbit, descendants of introduced wild rabbits live here.