Author(s): Sarah Ell
Sirocco the kakapo is a superstar he has 10,000+ followers on Facebook and almost 4000 followers on Twitter. And you may have seen the incredible footage on Youtube of him trying to mate with a BBC presenter's head. Not only is he one of the last 131 of his species left on the planet, he has a very special role to play promoting the recovery of his kind and in conservation in general. This book tells the story of the remarkable parrot who has become a worldwide sensation. The narrative follows Sirocco's journey from sick chick to conservation superstar, with sidebars of more specific information about the kakapo and the recovery programme.
Sarah Ell is an Auckland writer and editor who has had the great honour of being up close and personal with Sirocco.