Homokakapens – Conservationist Takes ‘Active’ Interest in Preserving a Species of Rare Parrot

Mark Carwardine, a zoologist, has worked tirelessly to conserve the fragile organisms of our planet. He has written and done the photography for an enormous number of books (including one with great sci-fi author Douglas Adams) and starred in a BBC documentary with Stephen Fry. It was during this documentary that the wildlife decided to show their appreciation.

That amorous little green chap is the Kakapo, a ‘ground parrot’ only found in New Zealand.

Intimate Mark Carwardine and Kakapo couple photo

Intimate Mark Carwardine and Kakapo couple photo

Kakapo are flightless and live in burrows (yes, burrows) so they have no defense against introduced species such as foxes and cats. Because of this, the little Kakapo is horribly rare.

No wonder it’s so keen to breed.

 

Photo from the BBC website.
Read more on Mark Carwardine here.

 

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