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Kea love tinkering. They often turn on taps, and one managed to lock a mountaineer in a toilet. Unfortunately, sometimes the kea’s curiosity and intelligence work against the bird.

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In the world of conservation, species management at a population level is very different to that at an individual level — especially when it comes to our beloved alpine parrots and their notorious curiosity. This is a deep dive into our programme of work for kea and the evidence-based decision making that sits within it.

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After a month of care and rehabilitation, our staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

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