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The kākāpō (night parrot) is one of New Zealand’s critically endangered species; there are 126 known surviving birds. They are large, flightless and nocturnal and can live for decades. Their defence mechanism when threatened with attack is to stand very still.Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine met Sirocco the kākāpō while filming the series ‘Last Chance to See’ in 2009. Sirocco took quite a shine to Mark Carwardine, as you can see from this footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1vfsHYiKY-TEL, contributing editor of The Earth StoryRead more about the kākāpō here:http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/kakapo/; http://www.kakaporecovery.org.nz/Photo credit: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jhW52aMy8UU/TLIddvJTl_I/AAAAAAAAA6E/LeoPuIDyBzQ/s1600/1585y81.jpg
The kākāpō (night parrot) is one of New Zealand’s critically endangered species; there are 126 known surviving birds. They are large, flightless and nocturnal and can live for decades. Their defence mechanism when threatened with attack is to stand very still.
Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine met Sirocco the kākāpō while filming the series ‘Last Chance to See’ in 2009. Sirocco took quite a shine to Mark Carwardine, as you can see from this footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1vfsHYiKY

-TEL, contributing editor of The Earth Story

Read more about the kākāpō here:http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/kakapo/; http://www.kakaporecovery.org.nz/
Photo credit: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jhW52aMy8UU/TLIddvJTl_I/AAAAAAAAA6E/LeoPuIDyBzQ/s1600/1585y81.jpg