Meet Sirocco, a rare kākāpō and the only one with its own Twitter account! Both are under the name Sirocco Kākāpō. 235K likes. Our most exquisitely perfumed bird. It’s great to be back Alf. To support the Predator Free movement is to support creating more homes for Sirocco … 234K likes. Meet Sirocco – a charismatic kākāpō, national treasure and media superstar. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. This saw a huge rise in popularity of kakapo and interest from people wanting to know more about New Zealand’s unique native wildlife. The kākāpō is a nocturnal, flightless parrot. Skraaark! New Zealand’s world famous parrot – Sirocco the kākāpō – has been officially recognised as a conservation ambassador by the Prime Minister John Key. Sirocco the kākāpō conservation superstar. In addition to containing posts supposedly coming from Sirocco, the accounts include information about kakapo conservation and other New Zealand animals. Knowing what I know about these endangered parrots I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous about a portrait session. Photo by Joel Sartore Aired: 08/01/17 Kākāpō Conservation status In serious trouble Share. It's critically endangered and one of New Zealand’s unique treasures. Meet Sirocco the Kākāpō who inspired my volunteer work on the Island. Skraaark! žmonių. Learn more about the kākāpō and meet one face-to-face in RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK, premiering July 18 at 9/8C on PBS (check local listings). The kākāpō is a nocturnal, flightless parrot. Sirocco, one of only 124 kākāpō remaining in the world, was catapulted into stardom after featuring in the BBC’s “Last chance to see” programme. Three of the 17 kākāpō that Auckland Zoo have been caring for in their vet hospital were cleared of aspergillosis and will to return home to Whenua Hou this weekend.. See more ideas about Kakapo, Kakapo parrot, Flightless parrot. To launch New Zealand’s involvement in the International Year of Biodiversity and in recognition of Sirocco’s own celebrity status the 12-year old kākāpō has been named New Zealand’s “Official Spokesbird for Conservation”. I always have room for my favourite relatives. This is our biodiversity to protect and Sirocco can help spread that message. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. 276 eru að tala um þetta. Skraaark! The Department of Conservation's (DOC) star native parrot was last seen in March 2016. The Ngāi Tahu are the predominant Maōri tribe of New Zealand’s South Island, and have strong cultural, spiritual and traditional associations with the kākāpō. These visits don't come cheap. Good news! I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo book will be launched on Friday and, thanks to Random House NZ, I’ve got a copy to give away. 234 tuh meeldimist. Sirocco Kākāpō.235 хил. People can continue to interact with Sirocco on the new spokesbird.com website which will include regular blog updates from this charismatic character, as well as videos, photographs and links to his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Despite my busy schedule of climbing trees and international superstardom I love coming back to see my mates here at Zealandia and meeting all my fans. Kākāpō Conservation status In serious trouble Share. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai, https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2010/sirocco-the-kakapo-named-a-conservation-ambassador/, Biodiversity inventory and monitoring toolbox, Sirocco the kākāpō named a conservation ambassador. New Zealand is home to the world’s only flightless and nocturnal parrot, the last surviving member of a dinosaur family and the world’s smallest marine dolphin - we have so much unique native wildlife in every nook and cranny across the country. "In 2009, Sirocco became an … 234 tusind Synes godt om. Skraaark! It's critically endangered and one of New Zealand’s unique treasures. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. There were only 50 kākāpō in 1995, when the DOC Kākāpō Recovery Team was established. 69 Likes, 3 Comments - Michael Stace (@sir_mike_stace) on Instagram: “On Saturday 15th September I had an exclusive experience with Sirocco the kakapo during his visit…” One kākāpō that has received international fame, Sirocco, has been named "New Zealand's official Spokesbird for conservation. A new website, created jointly by the Department of Conservation and Tourism New Zealand, has also been unveiled to help profile the ongoing work of protecting New Zealand’s unique wildlife and plants. The Ngāi Tahu are the predominant Maōri tribe of New Zealand’s South Island, and have strong cultural, spiritual and traditional associations with the kākāpō. It’s like its feathers have been dipped in a musky array of essential oils that could come straight from a Middle Eastern perfumier. Alisha Sherriff is the caretaker to Sirocco, one of the 154 kākāpō left on the planet. Click here to read from the beginning. Watch full episodes of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark. “Sirocco’s hatchday this Friday really shows just how far the program has come in 21 years,” says Bronwyn Jeynes, a ranger with the Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery Program. “Sirocco was an obvious choice for the role – he has a huge worldwide following and he demonstrates the importance of looking after the very special nature that makes New Zealand so different”, said Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson. Skraaark! "He's pretty irreplaceable - he's the only kākāpō we have that acts in this way." Thinking of the people as well as my furry, feathery and scaly Australian friends so terribly affected by the bushfires raging across the Tasman: https://bbc.in/2QLJQLb 輦列 One factor that has spread Sirocco's fame internationally is his social media accounts. Name: Sirocco (he was named after the hot desert wind of North Africa, continuing a theme of wind-related names – his mother's name is Zephyr) Hatch date:23 March 1997 (scientists believe kākāpō can live for around 60 years) Sex:male (although he has not shown any interest in mating with female kākāpō yet) Favourite food:special parrot pellets, corn, carrots, broccoli, kumara and macadamia nuts (kākāpō are vegetarians an… Because Kākāpō are so vulnerable to predators, it’s crucial they have Predator Free spaces for them to make their homes. Skraaark! This is the third blog in the series of Training Sirocco the Kakapo. These visits don't come cheap. I'm feeling mighty fine going into summer, weighing in at a healthy 2.68kg. FLOOFBALL ALERT It takes a whole year to hatch and raise a... n Antipodean albatross chick and with a declining population these wee ones need our help. Skraaark! I have some good news to share . The International Year of Biodiversity was launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken against securing biodiversity. Skraaarrk! “I have every confidence that Sirocco’s natural charm and charisma will encourage people to become more engaged with conserving New Zealand’s natural heritage”, said Ms Wilkinson. I set up my equipment around a tree stump in his breakfast room (6pm as he is nocturnal). "He's pretty irreplaceable - he's the only kākāpō we have that acts in this way." Sirocco Kākāpō. New Zealand’s world famous parrot – Sirocco the kākāpō – has been officially recognised as a conservation ambassador by the Prime Minister John Key. There are only around 100 kākāpō left in the world; find out what makes them so special. Parrots have their unique calls and as any parrot owner can attest you quickly learn which calls are associated with fear responses, well being, contact calls and so on. It’s like its feathers have been dipped in a musky array of essential oils that could come straight from a Middle Eastern perfumier. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. I can't believe the news! Sirocco Kākāpō. In this moment Sirocco was almost human, as he glanced over his wing at back at her. Sirocco, New Zealand’s official spokesbird for conservation, will be at Parliament today to join in celebrating the achievements of the Kākāpō Recovery Programme over the last two decades. Meet Sirocco, a rare kākāpō and the only one with its own Twitter account! In this video from the Meet the Locals series, you'll meet one of our best conservation ambassadors, the charismatic and curious kākāpō named Sirocco. харесвания.Skraaark! Skraaark! Sirocco Kākāpō.235 хил. všečkov. 'Money well spent' Since 2011, Sirocco has had nine stints at nature sanctuaries around the country - often weeks long, plus a cameo at Parliament in 2014 and Pelorous Bridge - a scenic reserve in Marlborough in 2013. He has both a Twitter and a Facebook account. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. See more ideas about flightless parrot, parrot, kakapo. Even now, the lost feathers of the kākāpō on Codfish Island are returned to them. 'Money well spent' Since 2011, Sirocco has had nine stints at nature sanctuaries around the country - often weeks long, plus a cameo at Parliament in 2014 and Pelorous Bridge - a scenic reserve in Marlborough in 2013. Sirocco Kākāpō. 94 talking about this. Skraaaark! Sirocco was visiting beautiful @visit_zealandia in Wellington. Our most exquisitely perfumed bird. Alfie: Hey Cuz! Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai, https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-activities/meet-the-locals-videos/first-series/sirocco-the-kakapo/. Meet Sirocco, a rare kākāpō and the only one with its own Twitter account! 234K likes. Kākāpō. 276 eru að tala um þetta. He's also New Zealand's official Spokesbird for conservation. Awesome to have you back “couch-surfing” at Zealandia again. My kākāpō brothers and sisters ... have won Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year We will be taking over office for the second time, thanks to all of our human friends and voters. Watch the final episode of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark Tuesday, August 1 at 9/8C. Kākāpōs can live to be over 100 years old. FLOOFBALL ALERT It takes a whole year to hatch and raise a... n Antipodean albatross chick and with a declining population these wee ones need our help. The kākāpō was even endorsed by Stephen Fry. Sirocco Kākāpō. Sirocco Kākāpō. The three kākāpō cleared were adult Ihi and chicks Suzanne 3A and Rakiura 2A. “We’re justifiably proud of our natural living space and our reputation as a destination where people can experience amazing wildlife, landscapes and wilderness. Skraaark! Tai patinka 235 tūkst. New pic, who dis? He became one of the first male hand-reared Kākāpō of the program—an experience with a steep learning curve that set the stage for future successes. The world is facing a global extinction crisis which threatens not only the natural environment but mankind itself - all life on Earth depends upon species, ecosystems and natural resources. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. BOOM! Aug 25, 2015 - Explore Dan Armstrong's board "Kakapo", followed by 350 people on Pinterest. 276 talking about this. In this moment Sirocco was almost human, as he glanced over his wing at back at her. Thank you to my human friends / DOC rangers for refitting my transmitter so I don't go walkabout again. Kākāpōs can live to be over 100 years old. Skraaark! “Aimed at children, but equally appealing to adults, Sirocco: The Rock-Star Kakapo by Sarah Ell, tells the story of the remarkable parrot who has become a worldwide sensation.” Sirocco: Skraaarrk! Watch the final episode of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark Tuesday, August 1 at 9/8C. I recently had my annual health check... up. BOOM! The 20-year-old kākāpō shot to fame after trying to mate with the head of a zoologist during the filming of a Stephen Fry documentary, and became a travelling ambassador for his species.. Sirocco was found by two DOC rangers earlier this week on his Fiordland off-shore island home. Kākāpōs can live to be over 100 years old. Skraaarrk! Skraaark! харесвания.Skraaark! And its strangeness doesn't end there. And its strangeness doesn't end there. Winning Bird of the Year holds a lot of responsibility, and there is a lot of work to be done. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. I didn’t know kakapo language when I was working with Sirocco and at first it was perplexing. Meet Sirocco – a charismatic kākāpō, national treasure and media superstar. Skraaark! Sirocco Kākāpō. We’re all cheering as it waddles back from the brink of extinction. 235 tis. Sirocco Kākāpō. We’re all cheering as it waddles back from the brink of extinction. Even now, the lost feathers of the kākāpō on Codfish Island are returned to them. I'm Sirocco the kākāpō, a rare New Zealand parrot who also has the job of official Spokesbird for Conservation. The kākāpō was even endorsed by Stephen Fry. Video is part of the kākāpō, national treasure and media superstar Cuz! The three kākāpō cleared were adult Ihi and chicks Suzanne 3A and Rakiura 2A '', followed by people... 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