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The mating helmet that tried to save kākāpō

Sirocco the kākāpō had a thing for people’s heads. So one clever DOC worker came up with a potential solution...

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A DoC worker noticed Sirocco the kākāpō had a thing for people’s heads. Source: Re: News

After being raised by humans, Sirocco the kākāpō started to see humans as mates.

This led Department of Conservation vet Kate McInnes to create a helmet to collect Sirocco’s sperm and try to save the species.

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