Freaky Featured Creature Week!
So get ready to meet some pretty bizarre critters, they’re just dying to meet you I’m sure.
Here’s a taste of the video content for your viewing pleasure. I’ve already posted on the Kakapo, an incredibly rare, flightless bird but here’s some extra info that even I wasn’t aware of:
(From BBC:) “During mating seasons the males make a loud series of ‘boom’ sounds to attract the
female that can be heard over half a mile away on a quiet night.
But the kakapo only breeds in years where their favourite food, the fruit of the Rimu
tree, is plentiful. This often only happens every three to five years.
Amazingly the female can alter the sex of its offspring, producing more males when
food is scarce and competition high by eating more proteins.”