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DOC stories and media releases


Sirocco on TV
Our very own spokesbird kākāpō starred with Mark Carwadine and Stephen Fry on Last Chance To See on Sunday evening on Prime TV. Click the image to find out more. 

The Unnatural History of the Kakapo
Kākāpō now have their own feature-length documentary! Created by Elwin Productions, it follows the Kākāpō Recovery Programme from 2006 - 2009.

Sirocco the kākāpō
Meet one of New Zealand’s best conservation ambassadors, the charismatic and curious kākāpō named Sirocco.

Meet the kākāpō
Weighing in as the world's heaviest parrot, the kākāpō is also one of the most endangered. Find out how DOC is working to save the only flightless parrot in the world.

Saving the kākāpō
Learn about how DOC have brought the kākāpō back from the brink of extinction. Nic talks to Don Merton about how we're saving one of the world's rarest parrots.

Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier kākāpō release
See Dobby, a kākāpō from Chalky Island in Fiordland National Park, being released into his new home on Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island.

Kākāpō chick feeding
This footage shows a two-day-old kākāpō chick being fed by human "foster-mum", National Kākāpō Team technical specialist Deidre Vercoe.

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