Yesterday marked 99 years since the establishment of the National Park Service in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson.
Sirocco is a kākāpō who thinks he’s human. He has become an ambassador for his species, New Zealand’s Official Spokesbird for Conservation, and a social media superstar.
Last night’s meeting marks the start of a year long celebration of National Parks by the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand leading up to the centenary of the U.S. National Park Service in 2016.
If you are in Wellington you can visit Sirocco for yourself. The experience lasts around an hour, but will stay with you forever! Book your visit with Sirocco the kākāpō here.