Douglas Adams - Live in Göttingen - Kakapos on New Zealand (Part 1) Here's Douglas Adams telling the audience one of his great anecdotes from "Last Chance to See". This is from a live presentation that happened in Göttingen, Germany, in 1994. So long, Douglas, and thanks for all the laughs. *waves towel*
Sirocco the kakapo This is Sirocco the kakapo in his enclosure on Ulva Island, which is near Stewart Island in New Zealand. The kakapo is critically endangered. Film by Ben Ross. More at /travel
The Educational Rapper - Kakapo There is a bird named kakapo It lives on New Zeeland yes it do Its sort of a parrot with no wings It can walk but can't do other things I dont know what it smells like But I know it looks totally alright It might taste well, I dont know But if i had the chance I would have a go ITS THE KAKAPO OF NEW ZEELAND IT GIVES ME THAT COOL FEEL MAN I LOVE THIS FLIGHTLESS MOTHER***ER IT DOESNT REMIND ME OF CHRIS TUCKER Then the cat came to New Zeeland It came there and got the Kakapo eaten So they moved the bird to some island And now it seems it will stay alive yeah Theres about a hundred of them now And they all got different names, wow The government of New Zeeland likes them and offer them all kind of protection
Stephen Fry: Kakapo Parrot's Future - Last Chance to See - BBC Two Following in the footsteps of Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry joins Mark Carwardine to travel to some of the most remote places on earth in search of endangered animals. Find out more: Stephen discusses the kakapo parrot's plight and future
New Kakapo The New Zealand Kakapo is one of the world's rarest birds and thanks to a highly successful recovery programme these giant birds are clawing their way back from the brink of extinction.
Sirocco the Kakapo on Ulva Island Kakapo on Ulva Island (off Stewart Island)
kakapo Kakapo chicks in New Zealand
Kakapo Chicks Four kakapo chicks were hand reared in Nelson in 2005. Film by students at Auckland Point School. Visit the Kids Pages on the school's website for more about the kakapo chicks... aps.school.nz
Rachel Maddow: Moment of Geek, kakapo mating. Cameraman Mark Carwardine and a kakapo mate. From the BBC show Last Chance to See. October 02, 2009
New Zevolution A documentary me and my two friends made for the Big Science competition on the evolution of NZ parrots Kaka, Kea and Kakapo
The Unnatural History of the Kakapo - Trailer Available on DVD from: Once thought extinct, the Kakapo are now the world's rarest and strangest wild parrot -- a flightless, nocturnal bird with an odd mating call. With a lifespan up to 120 years, the Kakapo were one of the most widespread birds on New Zealand until humans began a long process of altering the balance of the country's ecosystems. Now the world's last remaining Kakapo population in the world lives on a remote island and is plagued by a curse that could be their end. The normally guarded conservation project that protects the bird has opened its doors to give the filmmaker unprecedented access to the Kakapo Recovery Program. In the style of an adventure movie, the film follows the efforts of a group of scientists and rangers who face difficult challenges in their pioneering effort to keep alive a highly endangered species with a very low number of surviving members. Several critical issues must be overcome the small number of females, the low genetic diversity in the surviving population, adults plagued by infertility, and the vulnerability of the young to disease. A cure for the Kakapo is almost within reach, but the battle to save them is far from over and the Kakapo themselves still have a hand to play. (ADVISORY: The film has several references and scenes involving bird ***, including semen being artificially extracted from one bird)
Meet the Locals: Saving the Kakapo Learn about how DOC have brought the kakapo back from the brink of extinction. Nic talks to Don Merton about how we're saving the world's rarest parrot.
Meet the Locals: Sirocco the Kakapo Meet one of New Zealand's best conservation ambassadors, the charismatic and curious kakapo named Sirocco. There are only 86 kakapo left in the world; find out what makes them so special.
Mating Call (a short animation about Kakapo) Natcoll Christchurch 2010 animation class present to you: A short animation about New Zealand's endangered parrot the Kakapo and their mating habits. The male Kakapo will fill his chest pouch with air and then lets out an almighty 'boom'. This boom carries for up to five kilometres, and attracts females from across the land. The female will then watch him boom, and decide whether he would be a good mate. This type of mating is called 'lek mating' - it's when birds use an area to perform for courtship. as of February 2010, only 122 known Kakapo are still alive. Music by Misshin /misshin
Meet the Locals: Meet the Kakapo Weighing in as the world's heaviest parrot, the kakapo is also one of the most endangered. Find out how DOC is working to save the only flightless parrot in the world.
Kakapo Ralph gets a new transmitter Ralph is a precious memeber of the remaining 123 kakapo in the world. He is a wild bird originally from Stewart Island and as such his genes are valuable to the future health of the species. His age is unknown but he's probably a middle-aged male, and could live for as long as 130 yrs. Their conservation is managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and is generously supported by Comalco NZ Aluminium Smelters. Check out .nz for more details of these magnificent birds.
The Kakapo They are the world's heaviest parrot, flightless and nocturnal..
Shagged by a rare parrot - Last Chance To See - BBC Two 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.
Kakapo - Last Chance to See, Stephen Fry Last Chance to See is a series following Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine re-tracing Douglas Adams track on a trip around the world to get what could possibly be a last look at some of the most endangered species on the planet. The combined wit of Stephen Fry and the knowledge of Mark Carwardine makes for some compelling and entertaining viewing. The infamous scene where Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine meet the rare parrot the Kakapo for the first time in daylight. The Kakapo seems to take a liking to Mark and leaves an impression.
Codfish Island Kakapo Recovery team. News item on Kakapo Recovery 14 March 2009
Kakapo Release How Kakapo are released into the wild.
Kakapo By Kathy Brader.
Kakapo Sirocco Kakapo "Sirocco" on scales (2.5 kg). Kakapo Encounter - October 2008 on Ulva Island.
Stephen Fry: Kakapo Parrot Encounter - Last Chance to See - BBC Two Following in the footsteps of Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry joins Mark Carwardine to travel to some of the most remote places on earth in search of endangered animals. FInd out more: Stephen and Mark encounter a kakapo and discuss its traits and lifespan with the team/
Sirocco - The Kakapo The kakapo is the rarest parrot in the world. Its flightless, its the worlds heaviest parrot, it's possibly the oldest living bird and it has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres, just to name a few things!
kakapo chicks kakapo endangered parrot of New Zealand. These are 2 chicks hand reared from eggs in 1998.
Kakapo. 92 left. World's largest and flightless parrot. Stunning images of New Zealand .nz New Zealand home of "The Lord of the Rings" was the last large landmass to be discovered as seen in the Pure New Zealand video. Resultant of developing in isolation we have thousands of unique species. GB has only two as a comparison. 11% of the world's endangered species are from New Zealand. New Zealand Kakapo Distribution: Fossils show that the kakapo ranged from the top of the North Island to the south of the South Island and from sea to alpine level. Their remains have been found in old Maori food waste sites. It is thought highly unlikely any remain on the mainland now with the last captures being in Fiordland National Park. Diet: A favourite is the fruit of rimu trees. Breeding: The male inflates it's body and emits a sonic boom which can be heard for miles during the breeding season which starts in December. The male doesn't assist raising the young which hatch from one to four eggs and fledge in about 10 weeks. The mother may however continue to keep feeding the young for up to six months. General: There are 91 known individuals left so it s not only the world's heaviest but also the world's rarest parrot. Other interesting facts are that they are flightless like many of New Zealand's birds and also nocturnal. The kakapo bases itself in a bowl and has tracks leading to the same. This is known as their bowl and track network which is unique to kakapo. It is not know how long they live.
Kakapo Calver and Seren visit a kakapo
Kakapo Alana and her friend Zaena created this video for their school science project. They chose the Kakapo after watching Stephen Fry's Last Chance To See series about endangered animals. They placed 1st.
Harry Hill's TV Burp - The Kakapo - 10/10/09 Harry Hill finds out just how lonely and frustrated the Kakapo can get! ;)
Kakapo - New Zealand April 2003 The rare giant Kakapo parrot could soon be extinct. However one man is determined to save this beautiful species. And with the help of his dog, he may yet succeed. Allan Munn runs a parrot sanctuary on Chalky Island. He relies on his dog, Heidi, to locate the endangered birds and is now on a quest to find a mate for one bird. Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures
Nic Vallance from DOC with Hananui the kakapo Nic Vallance from DOC with Hananui the kakapo talking about Conservation Week 2009 and Sirocco the kakapo's visit to Auckland Zoo. www.aucklandzoo.co.nz
The Kakapo Last Chance to See on BBC
Worlds rarest and heaviest parrot - Sirocco the Kakapo at Auckland Zoo This is a short video of Sirocco the kakapo at Auckland zoo on sunday 13th september, 2009. The footage was made possible thanks to Jane Healy of Auckland zoo. Sirocco was on a rare visit to the Auckland from the bottom end of the south island, where he is normally situated. Sirocco is a male Kakapo approx 12 years old. Kakapo are the heaviest and rarest parrots in the world and there are another 123 in existance currently. For more info on this wonderful bird please visit the following link: .nz Footage shot using a Sony SR12E and halved from original 1080p resolution. Apologies for the shoddy footage as I'd just had an operation on both hands, leaving me with approx half a hand and an elbow to use all up ;) Thanks to Gojira for the music. Soulstorm productions are purveyors of the finest event based, audio-visual production ranging from full colour laser shows to live, big screen video mixing.
Operation Kakapo Copulation! Perhaps one of the most memorable, or at very least humourous, displays at the Te Papa museum in Wellington, NZ. The Kakapo is a critically endangered parrot native to New Zealand.
Kakapo Kakapo encounter (Ulva Island, predator free island sanctuary off Stewart Island). By Kathy Brader.
Kakapo.mov bird animes
Kakapo Sirocco Kakapo "Sirocco" is eating a grape. Kakapo Encounter, October 2008 on Ulva Island.
The Unnatural History of the Kakapo - Trailer Available from: Once thought extinct, the Kakapo are now the world's rarest and strangest wild parrot -- a flightless, nocturnal bird with an odd mating call. With a lifespan up to 120 years, the Kakapo were one of the most widespread birds on New Zealand until humans began a long process of altering the balance of the country's ecosystems. Now the world's last remaining Kakapo population in the world lives on a remote island and is plagued by a curse that could be their end. The normally guarded conservation project that protects the bird has opened its doors to give the filmmaker unprecedented access to the Kakapo Recovery Program. In the style of an adventure movie, the film follows the efforts of a group of scientists and rangers who face difficult challenges in their pioneering effort to keep alive a highly endangered species with a very low number of surviving members. Several critical issues must be overcome the small number of females, the low genetic diversity in the surviving population, adults plagued by infertility, and the vulnerability of the young to disease. A cure for the Kakapo is almost within reach, but the battle to save them is far from over and the Kakapo themselves still have a hand to play. (ADVISORY: The film has several references and scenes involving bird ***, including semen being artificially extracted from one bird) Available from: