Introduction

Join Mark Carwardine in this video as he meets the yellow-eyed penguin near Dunedin; the tuatara in Invercargill; the albatross, robin, saddleback and kiwi on Stewart Island; and reminisces about his good friend Sirocco the kākāpō.

Date:  28 February 2012

Mark Cawardine calls New Zealand a "wildlife hotspot" and says it's one of the best places in the world to see great wildlife.

Recently the award-winning zoologist, photographer, television presenter, author and conservationist came on a whirlwind tour, searching for our equivalent to Africa's 'big five', the New Zealand 'small five' endangered species: hector’s dolphin; kea, kiwi, tuatara, yellow-eyed penguin.

In this video he meets the yellow-eyed penguin near Dunedin, the tuatara in Invercargill, the albatross, robin, saddleback and kiwi on Stewart Island, and reminisces about his good friend Sirocco the kākāpō.  

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