Captain Cooker


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Captain Cooker

(ˈkʊkə)
n
(Animals) NZ a wild pig
[from Captain James Cook2, who first released pigs in the New Zealand bush]
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Despite an abundance of superb wildlife habitat, the islands remained barren of big game until Captain James Cook arrived late in the 18th century; As they did throughout the South Pacific, Cook's crewmen released pigs on the islands' shores, where wild hogs are still known as "Captain Cookers."