No, kakapo! Rare, fluffy parrot behaving *very* badly #GoingRogue

Thanks to Sirocco Kakapo, New Zealand’s Official @Spokesbird for Conservation for this pearler of poor animal behaviour – footage from BBC’s series Last Chance to See, featuring Stephen Fry and Mark Carwadine.

The show blurb is below, but essentially, this is a very cute, fluffy kakapo parrot behaving exceptionally badly on Mark’s head, on camera. No wonder they’re having trouble keeping their numbers up in the wild.

Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction.

In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. They are on a journey to find the last remaining kakapo, a fat, flightless parrot which, when threatened with attack, adopts a strategy of standing very still indeed.

Which, incidentally, does not accurately describe the behaviour of this bird at all…enjoy!


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