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Monday, 10 July 2017

WLJ Activity 1 Day 3

The animal to adopt that I have chosen is a Kea. A Kea is a apart of the family Strigopidae, it's scientific name is Nestor notabilis. It is found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of the New Zealand. They are about 48cm (19 in) long. Most of the Kea is olive-green with a brilliant orange under it's wings. It has large, narrow and curved grey-brown upper beak, and did you know the Kea is the worlds only alpine parrot. The Kea's omnivorous diet includes carrion, but it mostly includes roots, leaves, berries, nectar and insects.

The Kea nests in burrows or crevices among the roots of the tree. I have chosen the Kea because they are mostly known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment. Like did you know that the Kea can solve logical puzzles such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to archive a certain objective.
Image result for kea This is a Kea
Image attribution: https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=kea&rlz=1CAACAJ_enNZ714NZ714&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAluGM9_3UAhWEHZQKHVhGAIcQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=678&safe=active&ssui=on#imgrc=MKLalSIWYO6pzM:

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