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Rare Parrot Needs Birds and Bees Lessons

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The kakapo is a large, flightless, nocturnal parrot found only in New Zealand. It thrived in pre-human New Zealand.  Hunted for food later by humans and as prey with the introduction of non-native species, the kakapo would have been extinct were it not for conservation efforts that transferred them to predator-free islands.  When threatened, kakapos stay motionless, trying to be invisible by blending with the background.

Stephen Fry, a famous British TV personality, and zoologist Mark Carwardine, embark on a journey to New Zealand in search of animals on the edge of extinction.  They come across this comical kakapo.

This kakapo certainly has no fear of humans.  In fact, if all male kakapos were like this kakapo, it’s no wonder they are on the verge of extinction.  This particular male mistakes Carwardine’s head for a female kakapo.

Watch and be amused.


 video: BBC / YouTube