Tagged: kea

Kea catching, moose hunting and Juuling – some of May’s great stories - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor May 31, 2018

It may come as no surprise that at the Science Media Centre we consume a lot of media; it’s very much our job to keep abreast of what’s happening in New Zealand particularly in the science scene. But we also know that for those of you who aren’t eyes-deep in media on a daily basis, it can be hard to … Read More

What a hoot! Cheeky kea ‘laughter’ sets off playful antics - News

John Kerr Mar 21, 2017

A warbling kea squawk has been shown to trigger playful behaviour in the cheeky native parrot, which researchers have compared to laughter in humans. Kea are playful birds. They perform aerial acrobatics, chase each other through the air and have jostling play-fights on the ground.  Researchers noticed that in the midst of such behaviour kea screech a particular ‘play call.’ After documenting these … Read More

Sponsoring species – is it worth it? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 25, 2015

From the Yellow-eyed penguin to the Kakapo, companies are keen to associate their brands with efforts to save some of our iconic native species. Yellow-Eyed Penguin Source: Wikipedia Is this funding worth it? Hell yes! As Department of Conversation spending on preserving biodiversity comes under pressure, private money is increasingly being sought to support conservation efforts. We need these … Read More