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From the Vault – Nature: Prince of Nosy Parkers

  • Sunday 1 Jul

G Many New Zealanders were shocked last year to learn that our cheekiest feathered friend, the kea was now on the endangered species list. The world's only mountain parrot has been a curiosity (and a curse) to many a traveller in the South Island's alpine passes but the birds are now under threat. In this documentary, the birds show off for the camera and offer a glimpse as to why their curiosity and intelligence has put them in peril. In this clip, a particularly painful (and embarrassing) encounter with a kea is recounted, an encounter which resulted in the victim needing several stitches to a very sensitive part of his anatomy.

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Nature: Prince of Nosy Parkers
  • Sunday 1 Jul
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