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Not Neato: New Zealand’s Keas Endangered, with Only 5,000 in The Wild

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Neato Person Profile 4 – Clio Reid

I met Clio Reid through Twitter because of our mutual interest in kea (the world’s only alpine parrot). Neato person profiles follow the same format, answering the same six questions: 1. Who are you? I’m a biologist from Canada now … Continue reading

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Kea: Smart but Pesky?

Kea, beautiful, fascinating, and intelligent, are the world’s only alpine parrot, now an endangered species because they are smart enough to get into trouble but perhaps not cute & cuddly enough for people to appreciate them and let them alone. … Continue reading

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Definition: What is a Kea?

Kea (Nestor nobilis) are known as the world’s only alpine parrots and are found only on the South Island of New Zealand. These birds are known for two major characteristics: high intelligence and curiosity. They can be rather pesky in … Continue reading

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