Introduction

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.

Date:  18 March 2010

Our spokesbird Sirocco the kākāpō starred on Prime TV on Sunday 21 March in the popular UK series about critically endangered species 'Last Chance To See'.

The series is written and presented by zoologist Mark Carwadine and actor/comedian Stephen Fry.

If you missed the show, here's an exerpt: 

Last Chance To See series

Sirocco eating his favourite food, a seedless grape.
Sirocco kākāpō eating a grape

This popular series has an interesting history. Just over 20 years ago, zoologist Mark Carwardine teamed up with the late Douglas Adams (author of the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy) and together they embarked on a groundbreaking expedition, travelling the globe in search of some of the world's most endangered animals.

Nearly nine years later Mark teamed up with one of his closest friends - actor and comedian, Stephen Fry - to see how these animals fared during this period.

Shagged by a rare parrot

This week Mark and Stephen were in Fiordland, searching for the elusive kākāpō, and they weren't disappointed. The kākāpō is one of the few success stories in the series. Once thought to be extinct, there are now 123 of these charismatic parrots.This is all thanks to the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers and DOC staff. 


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