14 Dec 2008

Giant squid exhibition draws crowd

6:11 am on 14 December 2008

About 2000 people saw a colossal squid exhibition on its opening day at Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday.

The 4.2 metre creature was last year caught by a New Zealand fishing crew in the Ross Sea in the Antarctic.

Te Papa project manager, Chris Paulin, says the exhibition features parts of the squid in a custom built tank, a documentary and animations.

The creature will be on display for three years.