Last Chance To See

7:30pm Thursday, April 5 on Prime

Documentary Series

Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine head off to see the nocturnal flightless parrot, the Kakapo, right here in New Zealand. They fly in a helicopter through the dramatic landscape of Fiordland – the last location of the Kakapo on the mainland. The travellers encounter Kiwi in the woodland and learn a little about flightless birds and evolution in New Zealand. They then travel to Wellington and see a Maori Kakapo cloak made of Kakapo and Kiwi feathers, before travelling to an island to see the Weta – the biggest insect in the world. They also meet Peter Jackson the director of Lord of The Rings and a funder of Weta Conservation.

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