You see, according to the New Zealand Department of Conservation, that kākāpōs are pretty picky when they get it on. They meet only a few years when a particular tree, called a rimu tree, sets off an abundance of fruit.
When you have a critically endangered population of precious green potatoes and a country deeply invested in ensuring they survive, the breeding season becomes an all-hands-on-deck affair. Scientists not only work to encourage kākāpō mating, they also help incubate and monitor eggs and nest.
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After Sircoco's viral liason, Prime Minister John Key called him New Zealand's "Official Spokesbird for Conservation." Sirocco is still alive and flapping in the sly age of 22. Kākāpō can potentially live to 60, so of all accounts he still has much love to give. Now, if the rest of his species can follow his lead – and with a more appropriate partner than the back of a person's head – we have many more seasons for kākāpō propagation to enjoy.