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
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1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Makayla,

    I had no idea that Kea were able to solve logical puzzles and to work together collaboratively as a group. That is pretty impressive, isn't it?Now that I think about it I remember reading that a Kea was as smart as a four year old child.

    I hope that we are able to protect and preserve kea for many generations to come!


    P.S. If you were to adopt a real Kea bird, what do you think that you would call your Kea? Do you have any ideas? I think that I would call my Kea 'Kathy.' What about you?