Sirocco appointed 'spokesbird' for conservation
29 Jan 2010 - New Zealand’s celebrity parrot, Sirocco the kākāpō, has been officially appointed as the world’s first "spokesbird for conservation". Sirocco shot to fame last year after his inappropriate actions during the BBC’s Last Chance to See series, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the notorious and rare bird will be a perfect conservation ambassador. Sirocco - now 13-years-old - is one of just 124 kākāpō left in the world. The flightless species is endemic to New Zealand.