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15 Nov 2019 7:48
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A Queenstown skifield is celebrating the return of an endangered alpine parrot

    A Queenstown skifield is celebrating the return of an endangered alpine parrot


    Seven kea have been spotted at the Remarkables ski field over the past year, after a two-year predator control and habitat effort.

    Kea are rarely seen within the Queenstown Lakes District.

    Celebrating Conservation week - Remarkables' staff have named one male kea "Tahae" which means "thief" - a nod to the bird's tendencies to steal people's belongings.

    NZSki CEO, Paul Anderson, says they're passionate about enhancing habitat and increasing the local kea population.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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