Friday, September 18, 2009

Kea chicks hit the scene...

Two rare kea ("mountain parrot") chicks were hatched at New Zealand's Hamilton Zoo last month.
"The kea or 'mountain parrot' is a New Zealand wildlife icon, which are endemic to the Southern Alps. Despite being widespread in the South Island just a few decades ago, kea numbers have plummeted due to hunting and poisoning from ingestion of human toxins, and there are now as few as 1000-5000 left in the wild."
Check out the entire article and more cute pics here:  What's a Kea?

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