Sirocco Kākāpō
01/16/2017 at 20:13. Facebook
Skraarrrk! Hello to all of my new followers around the world. Thanks for watching me on TV and learning about kākāpō. Meet Clout - he's one of the latest kākāpō chicks from our successful breeding season last year. Visit the Kākāpō Recovery team's page for more info on the work done to protect us. (Photo by Jo Carpenter).
Skraaarrk! New Year, New Parrot. My mate Alfie shared this photo of a kākā at Zealandia getting in some beak pull-ups.

How are your New Year's resolutions going?
Boom! Photo: Janice McKenna.
Skraaarrrk! Heading towards 2017 like....
Happy New Year to all :<>
Skraaarrk! Meri Kirihimete, Merry Christmas from me and all my wild pals in Aotearoa. Have a great day wherever you are in the world. <3
Skraaarrrrk! Great to see weka are such welcoming hosts :<> [ Link ]
Skraaaarrrrk! New Zealand's conservation dog heroes
Skraaarrrk! Kimberley Collins headed to Anchor Island earlier this year to see first-hand the work of our dedicated and diligent kākāpō rangers: [ Link ]

The guardians of the kākāpō kingdom
Skraaarrk! 20 Snares Island snipe were released on Whenua Hou last week to boost the genetic diversity of the population.

I hope my kākāpō whānau are good neighbours!

Snipe released on Whenua Hou
Boom! Three precious shore plover chicks hatched at Pukaha Mount Bruce and have been released on to Motutapu Island.

There are fewer than 200 shore plovers left in the wild and the survival of this endangered bird relies on captive breeding and predator-free islands: [ Link ]
Boom! Aussie mates save a lost baby penguin from a Sydney stormwater drain: [ Link ]

Rescuing a lost baby penguin from the stormwater drain
Skraaarrk! Those mischievous kea parrots do a questionable job of directing traffic at Homer Tunnel near Milford Sound:

Photo: Andrew Walmsley Photography
Skraaarrk! New Zealand's native frogs belong to an ancient group of frogs that have changed very little in over 70 million years.

They don't croak regularly like most frogs and they don't start out life as tadpoles — but they're camouflage game is strong:

Photo: Sabine Bernert
Skraaarrk! Searching for the latest updates on all things kākāpō?

Sign up to Kākāpō Recovery's newsletter to get all the latest news about my feathered family. The first update is due out in the next fortnight.

Sign up here: [ Link ]
Skraaarrk! Thanks Meridian Energy for supporting the Kākāpō Recovery Programme and encouraging people to adopt-a-kākāpō!

A perfect Christmas gift for that person who has it all, adopt one of my fellow species today:

Adopt a Kākāpō - Kākāpō Recovery
Skraaarrk! On this day in 1948, conservation history was made in a remote part of Fiordland. The "extinct" takahē was rediscovered!

Check out the newly discovered colour footage from Te Papa.
Skraaarrk! Te Papa Museum recently found some mysterious old film reels in their archive that hadn’t been watched since the 1950s.

Amongst them has surfaced the only colour film reel that captured the 1948 expedition to the rugged Murchison Mountains – during which Dr Geoffrey Orbell rediscovered the takahē.

Look out for the video tomorrow!
Thoughts are with everyone affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, including the special wildlife. Researchers will check the seal and seabird colonies when it is safe to do so.

Impact of earthquakes on wildlife
Skraaarrk! Dedicated dad and diligent conservation dog, Jak, has passed away.

Jak was described as "the staunchest work colleague a man could ask for". He leaves behind an impressive four-legged whānau to continue his conservation legacy.

Read more about Jak's contribution to conservation: [ Link ]
Skraaarrk! Happy World Kindness Day