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In and out of cap­tiv­ity be­tween 2005 and 2009, hav­ing lived on Ulva Is­land, Ste­wart Is­land and Auck­land Zoo, Sirocco gained global star­dom af­ter meet­ing zo­ol­o­gist Mark Car­war­dine and British ac­tor Stephen Fry dur­ing a BBC doc­u­men­tary. The footage went vi­ral and proved the kakapo would make a great ad­vo­cate for his species’ re­cov­ery.

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