sirocco-the-kakapo

Say hello to this week’s Internet overlord, the fluffy-looking “sea bunny.”

The animal isn’t actually a tiny ocean-dwelling rabbit. The creature eliciting “awwws” around the world is a type of sea slug called Jorunna parva.

Most are less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean from South Africa to the central Pacific. Though the most popular images of these animals show white animals with black spots, these sea slugs are usually yellow or orange. (See pictures of other colorful sea slugs.)

via: National Geographic

Another invisible parade image based on a Kakapo. To find out more about these amazing and incredibly endangered flightless birds from New zealand here  http://kakaporecovery.org.nz/ If you can donate a little to help them out!

Also, if you’re a fan of Stephen fry check out his documentary “Last Chance to see”, which is a follow-up from the BBC radio documentary presented by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine. In the documentary you’ll see the amazing Sirocco!

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Got to visit this handsome fellow at Zealandia tonight.

For those of you who don’t know who Sirocco the kākāpō is, he is the Official Spokesbird for Conservation in NZ and for his critically endangered species (sadly, there are only 125 kākāpō left in the world).

He became world famous after this video hit the internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1vfsHYiKY

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Shagged by a rare parrot - Last Chance To See - BBC Two

So there are two reasons I am posting this: 1 watching Sirocco try to mate with the cameraman is pretty funny, and 2 to raise awareness of this critically endangered and very cool parrot the kakapo which is the world’s largest and completely flightless parrot which an unusual booming habit to attract mates. Doing more research, Sirocco is a pretty famous kakapo being the only hand raised and very imprinted one alive. You can learn more about his funny antics on the Kakapo Recovery Page and he even has a Facebook page.