Wednesday 17 February 2010

Blunt and effective

Reason to love New Zealand #37: accurate nature videos. Saw this at Te Papa. I can't imagine seeing a video like it at the Museum of Natural History in DC.
The kakapo is a critically endangered New Zealand parrot. The video bluntly and hilariously describes the problems in the kakapo's lovelife that hinder efforts to rebuild stocks. Imagine for a moment that Smithsonian Natural History put up a similar video on breeding problems for condors. Within the first day, would there be a few, dozens, or hundreds of outraged letters from parents?

I wonder whether the kakapo that inspired the specimen collection helmet (watch the video above) is the same one that was rather excited by Stephen Fry's visit, as seen below.

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